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The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

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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, livelihood, and deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field aiming to recalibrate what humans do in the world with how the world works as a biophysical system. Design in this sense is a large concept having to do as much with politics and ethics as with buildings and technology. This is a book that combines theory, practicality, and action.

About the Author

David W. Orr is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is the author of Ecological Literacy and Earth in Mind, as well as more than 100 published articles. Among other awards, he has received a Lyndhurst Prize Fellowship and the National Wildlife Federation's National Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

I. The Problem of Ecological Design

1. Introduction: The Design of Culture and the Culture of Design

2. Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design

II. Pathologies and Barriers

3. Slow Knowledge

4. Speed

5. Verbicide

6. Technological Fundamentalism

7. Ideasclerosis

8. Ideasclerosis, Continued

III. The Politics of Design

9. None So Blind: The Problem of Ecological Denial (with David Ehrenfeld)

10. Twine in the Baler

11. Conservation and Conservatism

12. The Politics Worthy of the Name

13. The Limits of Nature and the Educational Nature of Limits

IV. Design as Pedagogy

14. Architecture and Education

15. The Architecture of Science

16. 2020: A Proposal

17. Education, Careers, and Callings

18. A Higher Order of Heroism

V. Charity, Wildness, and Children

19. The Ecology of Giving and Consuming

20. The Great Wilderness Debate, Again

21. Loving Children: The Political Economy of Design

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195173680
Author:
Orr, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Orr, David W.
Author:
Orr, David
Author:
null, David W.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Conservation Biology
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.28x5.48x.57 in. .68 lbs.

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