The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention / Edition 1

The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention / Edition 1

by David W. Orr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195173686

ISBN-13: 9780195173680

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative-trying to stop "progress". The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, livelihood, and deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field aiming to recalibrate

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The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative-trying to stop "progress". The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, livelihood, and deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field aiming to recalibrate what humans do in the world with how the world works as a biophysical system. Design in this sense is a large concept having to do as much with politics and ethics as with buildings and technology. This is a book that combines theory, practicality, and action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173680
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,263,111
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

IThe Problem of Ecological Design
1Introduction: The Design of Culture and the Culture of Design3
2Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design13
IIPathologies and Barriers
3Slow Knowledge35
4Speed43
5Verbicide53
6Technological Fundamentalism61
7Ideasclerosis68
8Ideasclerosis, Continued75
IIIThe Politics of Design
9None So Blind: The Problem of Ecological Denial85
10Twine in the Baler91
11Conservation and Conservatism97
12A Politics Worthy of the Name104
13The Limits of Nature and the Educational Nature of Limits118
IVDesign as Pedagogy
14Architecture and Education127
15The Architecture of Science135
162020: A Proposal143
17Education, Careers, and Callings152
18A Higher Order of Heroism160
VCharity, Wildness, and Children
19The Ecology of Giving and Consuming171
20The Great Wilderness Debate, Again187
21Loving Children: The Political Economy of Design198
Bibliography221
Index233

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