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Culture, Architecture and Nature: An Ecological Design Retrospective (Hardback)
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Culture, Architecture and Nature: An Ecological Design Retrospective (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 31/10/2013
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Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn's ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back to the 1960s. With an introductory chapter and further recommended reading for each decade, this book is key reading for any architect or designer practising today, and students will find a wealth of knowledge with which to support their studies. The author's beautiful illustrations, painted in a corresponding timescale to the chapters, offer further insight into the way he understands the challenges of humanity's stewardship of our planet.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415839662
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 23 mm


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"Glimpse into the genealogy of one of the pioneers of the "sustainability ethic" that has now captured the hearts and minds of the built environment practitioners. Maybe you never had the chance to cross paths with Sim Van der Ryn; you were busy, far away, or born in a different time and place that didn't allow for this particular serendipity to grace you. Wander through Sim's speeches. Appreciate the consistent, gentle, tenacious message that runs throughout early Sim to recent Sim. Our goal as designers is to evolve; observing Sim's evolution provides a model of hope, perseverance, and dignity. Lean on this book for inspiration, comfort, and courage." Jane Talkington, Sustainability Scholar-in-Residence, Institute of Creativity and Innovation, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

"[The] book leaves the reader with a deeper understanding of the possibilities for sustainable living" Gwen Williams, Gwen Photoblog

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