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The shape of green : aesthetics, ecology, and design

Author: Lance Hosey
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2012.
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Do energy-efficient cars have to be boring? Are green buildings necessarily unsightly? Is sustainability incompatible with beauty? Lance Hosey's answer is a resounding "no," and in "The Shape of Green" he argues that for far too long sustainable design has neglected aesthetics. If green is to fulfil its promise, it must be both efficient and appealing. Hosey shows how design at all scales, from products to buildings  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Hosey, Lance.
Shape of green.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)795124252
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Hosey
ISBN: 9781610910316 1610910311 9781610910323 161091032X
OCLC Number: 767565973
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The sustainability of beauty --
The aesthetic imperative --
Three principles --
Many senses --
Ecology and imagery --
The animation of everyday things --
The architecture of difference --
The natural selection of cities --
Visions of Earth --
Epilogue: A beauty manifesto.
Responsibility: Lance Hosey.

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Do energy-efficient cars have to be boring? Is sustainability incompatible with beauty? The author's answer is a resounding 'no'. He argues that for far too long sustainable design has neglected  Read more...
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"Design has the power to create a world that can be economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed. In "The Shape of Green", Lance Hosey explores the critically important but too rarely Read more...

 
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