MoMA NY (The Museum of Modern Art in New York) presents a new work about Bio Design. Very interesting!
Bio Design is a new movement in arts. Artists are now incorporating living organisms in their works. Then, artworks are not statics but on the move and people can appreciate how the artwork changes every moment, every day. It’s a new concept with different consequences, very interesting if you like the mix between art and nature.
Now, the MoMA in NY presents a very interesting book to understand Bio Design.
Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity by William Myers. Foreword by Paola Antonelli
For centuries, artists and designers have looked to nature for inspiration and for materials, but only recently have they become able to incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work. This startling development at the intersection of biology and design has created new aesthetic possibilities and helped address a growing urgency to build and manufacture ecologically. Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity, by William Myers, a New York-based design writer and design history teacher, surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to sustainability, new innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. The first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art, and industrial design, this volume contextualizes the shift toward bio design through comparisons to previous transitions in art and design practice, clarifying its implications for the future. 288 pages; 400 color illustrations.
See the product here: MoMA Store
**Another interesting book published by MoMA is “MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art”
This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. Featuring 115 new works since the 2004 edition, many of them recent acquisitions ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time, this is an invaluable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world. Available March 2013.