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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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Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world according to how the world works as a biophysical system. This work is about starting things: an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter and livelihood, and deal with waste.
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Orr, David W., 1944-
Nature of design.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001036413
(OCoLC)47283352
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Orr
ISBN: 9780198033882 0198033885 1602565082 9781602565081 1602567514 9781602567511 1423776860 9781423776864 9786610560493 6610560498
OCLC Number: 70010007
Description: 1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
Contents: 1. Problem of ecological design --
Introduction : the design of culture and the culture of design ; Human ecology as a problem of ecological design --
2. Pathologies and barriers --
Slow knowledge ; Speed ; Verbicide ; Technological fundamentalism ; Ideasclerosis ; Ideasclerosis, continued --
3. Politics of design --
None so blind : the problem of ecological denial (with David Ehrenfeld) ; Twine in the baler ; Conservation and conservatism ; Politics worthy of the name ; Limits of nature and the educational nature of limits --
4. Design as pedagogy --
Architecture and education ; Architecture of science ; 2020 : a proposal ; Education, careers, and callings ; Higher order of heroism --
5. Charity, wildness, and children --
Ecology of giving and consuming ; Great wilderness debate, again ; Loving children : the political economy of design.
Responsibility: David W. Orr.
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