Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs



    Note: Join us at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on Wednesday, September 16, for an author event with Cara Nicoletti. As a kid, I read for... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

On Order

$86.95
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Home Construction- Remodeling Specification

This title in other editions

Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

by

Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of "restorative environmental design," award-winning author Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability.<BR>In Building For Life, Kellert examines the fundamental interconnectedness of people and nature, and how the loss of this connection results in a diminished quality of life.<BR>This thoughtful new work illustrates how architects and designers can use simple methods to address our innate needs for contact with nature. Through the use of natural lighting, ventilation, and materials, as well as more unexpected methodologies-the use of metaphor, perspective, enticement, and symbol-architects can greatly enhance our daily lives. These design techniques foster intellectual development, relaxation, and physical and emotional well-being. In the works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Norman Foster, and Michael Hopkins, Kellert sees the success of these strategies and presents models for moving forward. Ultimately, Kellert views our fractured relationship with nature as a design problem rather than an unavoidable aspect of modern life, and he proposes many practical and creative solutions for cultivating a more rewarding experience of nature in our built environment.<BR>

About the Author

STEPHEN R. KELLERT is the Tweedy Ordway Professor of Social Ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is the author of six books, including Kinship to Mastery (Island Press, 1997), The Value of Life (Island Press, 1996), and The Biophilia Hypothesis (Island Press, 1993), edited with E. O. Wilson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559636735
Author:
Kellert, Stephen R.
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Nature -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Other books you might like

  1. Ecological Engineer Volume 1: KEEN... Used Trade Paper $30.00
  2. Wright Space: Pattern and Meaning in... Used Trade Paper $27.50
  3. The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year... Used Trade Paper $12.00
  4. Naturalist Used Trade Paper $23.00
  5. Hannover Principles New Hardcover $79.75
  6. Sea of Fertility #0003: The Temple... Used Trade Paper $10.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling
Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling Specification
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$86.95 Backorder
Product details 264 pages Island Press - English 9781559636735 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.