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Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice
     

Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice

by Stuart Walker
 

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ISBN-10: 1844073548

ISBN-13: 9781844073542

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and

Overview

To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aesthetic experience.

This book will introduce vital concepts to students and will inspire designers by providing a well-articulated basis for understanding the complexity and potential of sustainable design, and extolling the contribution of design to the creation of a more meaningful material culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844073542
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables     vii
Acknowledgements     x
Acronyms and Abbreviations     xi
Introduction     1
Rethinking Material Culture: the cage of aesthetic convention     7
Sustainable Development in Context: the evolution of a contemporary myth     15
Design Process and Sustainable Development: a journey in design     29
Enduring Artefacts and Sustainable Solutions: object lessons     39
Reassessing 'Good' Design: objects as symbols of beauty     53
Design, Sustainability and the Human Spirit: how the other half lives     61
Fashion and Sustainability: the attraction of opposites     71
The Application of Theory: experiments in sustainable product design     79
Tacit Knowledge in Design: visual myths     99
Reframing Design for Sustainability: unmasking the object     113
Time and Design: crushed before the moth     139
Creating Objects in a Saturated Culture: after the endgame     149
Ephemeral Objects for Sustainability: light touch     167
Intellectual and Aesthetic Understandings of Design: the considered gaze     185
Epilogue     201
Notes     205
Bibliography     227
Index     235

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