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

Author: David W Orr
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Orr
ISBN: 0195173686 9780195173680 1280560495 9781280560491
OCLC Number: 711058118
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: I. THE PROBLEM OF ECOLOGICAL DESIGN ; II. PATHOLOGIES AND BARRIERS ; III. THE POLITICS OF DESIGN ; IV. DESIGN AS PEDAGOGY ; V. CHARITY, WILDNESS, AND CHILDREN
Responsibility: David W. Orr.

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An integrative vision of the role of design in our interaction and relationship with nature.  Read more...

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