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Rhode Island School of Design

Materials & Materiality: Process, Properties, Techniques

A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties

Using Materials - Techniques, Handbooks, Tools


Use the keyword technique along with a material or topic keyword to find books & media addressing technique.

example: dye* technique


Handbooks & Manuals

Handbooks and manuals illustrate the practical use of materials.

Combine the word handbooks with a material.

example: glass handbooks 



Combine the word tools with a material.
Truncate with an asterisk* to find derivatives of a word.

wood* tools 

metal** tools