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Green design : creative sustainable designs for the twenty-first century

Author: Marcus Fairs
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, ©2009.
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In this timely book, author Marcus Fairs helps readers understand the shift of green design from marginal to mainstream by featuring products and buildings that address immediate concerns about global warming and environmental degradation. Through vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, the book shows how the design world is responding to the environmental challenges of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Fairs
ISBN: 9781556438363 1556438362
OCLC Number: 297147725
Description: 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lighting --
Homeware --
Furniture --
Textiles & materials --
Products --
Transport --
Interiors --
Architecture.
Other Titles: Creative sustainable designs for the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Marcus Fairs ; foreword by Tom Dixon.

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In this timely book, author Marcus Fairs helps readers understand the shift of green design from marginal to mainstream by featuring products and buildings that address immediate concerns about global warming and environmental degradation. Through vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, the book shows how the design world is responding to the environmental challenges of this century. Author Fairs demonstrates key developments in sustainable design as seen in lighting, houseware, furniture, textiles, products, interiors, architecture, and transportation, including the innovative use of fuel-cell technologies and ultra-lightweight materials. - Publisher.

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