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The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture

By: Victor Papanek

256 pages, Col & b/w photos, illus

Thames & Hudson

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #47516 | ISBN: 0500278466
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NHBS Price: £16.95 $21/€20 approx

About this book

By the author of the best-selling and revolutionary Design for the Real World, this book shows how everyone can contribute to the well-being of people and planet through a new awareness of design and technology. Papanek explores a more spiritually satisfying approach to design, with examples ranging from packaging and product design to large-scale architecture. The book also contains practical advice for the consumer on choosing and buying, using and re-using.


Contents

The power of design; here today, gone tomorrow?; designing for a safer future; towards the spiritual in design; sensing a dwelling; the biotechnology of communities; the lessons of vernacular architecture; form follows fun; is convenience the enemy?; sharing not buying; generations to come; the best designers in the world; making the future work.

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