Sustainable by Design [electronic resource] : Explorations in Theory and Practice

by Walker, Stuart, 1955-Looking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012.Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).ISBN: 9781849772747.Subject(s): Green productsLooking glass | New productsLooking glass | Electronic booksLooking glass
Contents:
Cover -- Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Rethinking Material Culture: the cage of aesthetic convention -- 3. Sustainable Development In Contex: the evolution of a contemporary myth -- 4. Design Process And Sustainable Development: a journey in design -- 5. Enduring Artefacts And Sustainable Solutions: object lessons -- 6. Reassessing 'Good' Design: objects as symbols of beauty
7. Design, Sustainability And The Human Spirit: how the other half lives -- 8. Fashion And Sustainability: the attraction of opposites -- 9. The Application Of Theory: experiments in sustainable product design -- 10. Tacit Knowledge In Design: visual myths -- 11. Reframing Design For Sustainability: unmasking the object -- 12. Time And Design: crushed before the moth -- 13. Creating Objects In A Saturated Culture: after the endgame -- 14. Ephemeral Objects For Sustainability: light touch -- 15. Intellectual And Aesthetic Understandings Of Design: the considered gaze -- 16. Epilogue -- Notes
Bibliography -- Index
Note: Description based upon print version of record.Summary: To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aesthetic experience.This book will introduce vital concepts to students and will inspire designers by providing a well-articulated basis for understanding the complexity and potential of sustainable design, and extolling the contribution of design to the creation of a more meaningful material culture.Alternative form: Print version: Walker, Stuart Sustainable by Design : Explorations in Theory and Practice 9781844073542Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aesthetic experience.This book will introduce vital concepts to students and will inspire designers by providing a well-articulated basis for understanding the complexity and potential of sustainable design, and extolling the contribution of design to the creation of a more meaningful material culture.

Description based upon print version of record.

Cover -- Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Rethinking Material Culture: the cage of aesthetic convention -- 3. Sustainable Development In Contex: the evolution of a contemporary myth -- 4. Design Process And Sustainable Development: a journey in design -- 5. Enduring Artefacts And Sustainable Solutions: object lessons -- 6. Reassessing 'Good' Design: objects as symbols of beauty

7. Design, Sustainability And The Human Spirit: how the other half lives -- 8. Fashion And Sustainability: the attraction of opposites -- 9. The Application Of Theory: experiments in sustainable product design -- 10. Tacit Knowledge In Design: visual myths -- 11. Reframing Design For Sustainability: unmasking the object -- 12. Time And Design: crushed before the moth -- 13. Creating Objects In A Saturated Culture: after the endgame -- 14. Ephemeral Objects For Sustainability: light touch -- 15. Intellectual And Aesthetic Understandings Of Design: the considered gaze -- 16. Epilogue -- Notes

Bibliography -- Index

To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of designing. Sustainable by Design offers a compelling and innovative, design-centred approach that explores both the meaning and practice of sustainable design. Walker explores the design process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aesthetic experience.This book will introduce vital concepts to students and will inspire designers by providing a well-articulated basis for understanding the complexity and potential of sustainable design, and extolling the contribution of design to the creation of a more meaningful material culture.

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CHOICE Review

Walker (Univ. of Calgary) presents an investigation of sustainable design that is at once inspiring and informative. He deftly manages the archaeological task of exposing assumptions regarding design while offering possibilities of breaking new ground. The multicultural, multidisciplinary references embrace globalism united by sustainable design efforts. The theoretical and practical approach animated by an encompassing philosophical perspective becomes progressively refined through the chapters into explorations of practice. In addition, the inclusion of illustrated examples transforms theoretical motivation into practical evidence. Walker's argument for sustainable design is as passionate and personal as it is analytical and professional. It offers designers, students, and practitioners alike a journey into the heart of design through philosophical questioning of place, time, materiality, self, society, and meaning, without sacrificing the practical concerns regarding the transition from models of consumption to sustainability. The sophistication of the exploration cannot be overstated and should be required reading for students of design. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. L. Farooque Purdue University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Stuart Walker PhD is Professor of Environmental Design and Associate Dean (Research and International) at the post-graduate Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada. He is also Visiting Professor of Sustainable Design at Kingston University, UK.

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