Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective

Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective

by Carl A. Zimring


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421421865
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,081,969
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carl A. Zimring is an associate professor of sustainability studies at Pratt Institute. He is the author of Cash for Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America and Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction, Toward a History of Upcycling 1

Part I Creating a Technical Nutrient

1 From Scarcity to Abundance 17

2 Designing Waste 35

3 A Recyclable Resource 54

Part II Designing Upcycled Goods

4 Metal in Motion 85

5 Covetable Aluminum Furniture 103

6 Guitar Sustain 133

Conclusion: Designing for Sustainability 159

Notes 167

Index 193

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Samantha MacBride

A refreshingly clear, open, and engaging contribution to the discourse on aluminum, this deeply researched book is a logical and extremely balanced contribution to the history of technology and environmental history.

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