"Understanding the significance of the physical environment in our lives is important to all of us as citizens-and as future design professionals. Through this reader, we want to help urban design, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture students develop social perspectives on their work. Accordingly, the book has several objectives:
The readings reflect our choice to compare and contrast Anglo-American, Chinese-American, and Hispanic-American experiences as examples.
Each reading does double or triple duty. We list each one by year to encourage us all to use the varied readings for different purposes, and to show development of the field since its inception in the 1960s.
Professor Galen Cranz, PhD Sociology (University of Chicago), has taught social and cultural processes in architectural and urban design, including research methods, since 1971 at Berkeley and Princeton. She is the author of The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body and Design (1998) and The Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America (1982). Dr. Cranz has published dozens of scholarly articles. As a member of design teams, she won first prize in a national competition for an inner-city park in St. Paul, Minnesota; first prize for Parc la Villette, Paris; and seventh place in the Spectacle Island Design Competition, Boston. Current research activity includes body-conscious design, the sociology of taste, the office of the future, sustainable urban parks, and ethnographic research for designers.
Dr. Cranz was recently awarded the 2011 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award."
|Edition description:||Third Revised|
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