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The nature of design : ecology, culture, and human intention

Author: David W Orr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002.
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"The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative--trying to stop "progress." The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, and livelihood, and how we deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Orr
ISBN: 019514855X 9780195148558 9780195173680 0195173686
OCLC Number: 47283352
Description: x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Problem of ecological design. Introduction : the design of culture and the culture of design ; Human ecology as a problem of ecological design --
II. Pathologies and barriers. Slow knowledge ; Speed ; Verbicide ; Technological fundamentalism ; Ideasclerosis --
III. Politics of design. None so blind : the problem of ecological denial (with David Ehrenfeld) ; Twine in the baler ; Conservation and conservatism ; A politics worthy of the name ; The limits of nature and the educational nature of limits --
IV. Design as pedagogy. Architecture and education ; The architecture of science ; 2020 : a proposal ; Education, careers, and callings ; A higher order of heroism --
V. Charity, wildness, and children. The ecology of giving and consuming ; The great wilderness debate, again ; Loving children : the political economy of design.
Responsibility: David W. Orr.
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