Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century

Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century

by Marcus Fairs
     
 

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As concerns about climate change and environmental degradation mount, designers strive to be part of the solution, not the problem. From vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, Green Design shows how the design world has responded to the ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. Architecture journalist Marcus Fairs

Overview

As concerns about climate change and environmental degradation mount, designers strive to be part of the solution, not the problem. From vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, Green Design shows how the design world has responded to the ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. Architecture journalist Marcus Fairs examines emergent trends such as recycling, ethical sourcing, social sustainability (which considers the welfare of workers), and cradle-to-cradle enterprises, where a product can continually be reused. By showcasing existing green innovations as well as visionary projects that will be built in the coming years, including the world's first zero-carbon city, this thought-provoking volume paints a picture of a future in which technology and ethics merge.
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Green Design is a choice pick for those who are truly dedicated in reducing their impact on the planet.”
—Midwest Book Review

"Exploring the most cutting-edge, worldwide architectural design, Green Design is a beautiful perplexing collection of sustainable strangeness and eco-oddities.… While much of the book is occupied with genuinely feasible efforts at eco-solutions, much of its charm is in those ideas that use the environmental brief to create stylish, eccentric pieces."
KUDOS Magazine

“The book is a carefully edited and crafted catalogue of beautiful things...I love almost every page of it."
Treehugger.com

“What I particularly like about this book is that it doesn’t feel like someone is bearing down on you to be an environmental junkie. It educates you about some of the more creative green concepts out there.”
Holiday Matinee

“By presenting existing green innovations as well as visionary projects, Green Design paints a bright future in which technology and ethics merge for the benefit of people and the planet.”
New Consciousness Review

“In case you haven't noticed, the "green" movement is gaining steam around the world… This book looks at how many things in our lives can be or are designed with the environment and our health in mind.”
—Bookideas.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556438363
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,203,086
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Journalist, lecturer, and entrepreneur Marcus Fairs, formerly founding editor of the architecture and design magazine icon, is editor of online design magazine Dezeen (dezeen.com). Winner of several journalism awards, Marcus wrote and presented a documentary about Philippe Starck (BBC, 2003), has appeared in the TV series Home (BBC, 2006) and in September 2007 devised and curated the Trash Luxe exhibition of recycled design at Liberty's in London. He is also the author of Twenty-First Century Design (Carlton). Marcus lives in London.

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