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Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories: A Collection of Sustainable Design Essays

Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories: A Collection of Sustainable Design Essays

by Jonathan Chapman, Nick Gant
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844074129

ISBN-13: 9781844074129

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners,

Overview

Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the world's leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074129
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - John Thackara
• Introduction - Jonathan Chapman and Nick Gant
• Re-defining the Purpose of [Sustainable] Design - Alastair Fuad-Luke
• Design Redux - Stuart Walker
• The Scenario of a Multi-Local Society: Creative Communities, Active Networks and Enabling Solutions - Ezio Manzini
• Relative Abundance: Fuller's Discovery That the Glass Is Always Half Full - John Wood
• Clothes that Connect - Kate Fletcher
• (in)conclusion - Jonathan Chapman and Nick Gant

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