The Culture of Nature in the History of Design

The Culture of Nature in the History of Design

This book will be of great interest to a range of scholarly fields, from design education and design history to environmental policy and environmental history.

Author: Kjetil Fallan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429891984

Category: Design

Page: 258

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The Culture of Nature in the History of Design confronts the dilemma caused by design’s pertinent yet precarious position in environmental discourse through interdisciplinary conversations about the design of nature and the nature of design. Demonstrating that the deep entanglements of design and nature have a deeper and broader history than contemporary discourse on sustainable design and ecological design might imply, this book presents case studies ranging from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century and from Singapore to Mexico. It gathers scholarship on a broad range of fields/practices, from urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture, to engineering design, industrial design, furniture design and graphic design. From adobe architecture to the atomic bomb, from the bonsai tree to Biosphere 2, from pesticides to photovoltaics, from rust to recycling – the culture of nature permeates the history of design. As an activity and a profession always operating in the borderlands between human and non-human environments, design has always been part of the environmental problem, whilst also being an indispensable part of the solution. The book ventures into domains as diverse as design theory, research, pedagogy, politics, activism, organizations, exhibitions, and fiction and trade literature to explore how design is constantly making and unmaking the environment and, conversely, how the environment is both making and unmaking design. This book will be of great interest to a range of scholarly fields, from design education and design history to environmental policy and environmental history.
Categories: Design

The Nature of Design

The Nature of Design

" Appropriately, the book ends on themes of charity, wilderness, and the rights of children. Astute yet broadly appealing, The Nature of Design combines theory, practicality, and a call to action.

Author: David W. Orr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198033885

Category: Science

Page: 247

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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, and livelihood, and how we deal with waste. Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world according to 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. The book begins by describing the scope of design, comparing it to the Enlightenment of the 18th century. Subsequent chapters describe barriers to a design revolution inherent in our misuse of language, the clockspeed of technological society, and shortsighted politics. Orr goes on to describe the critical role educational institutions might play in fostering design intelligence and what he calls "a higher order of heroism." Appropriately, the book ends on themes of charity, wilderness, and the rights of children. Astute yet broadly appealing, The Nature of Design combines theory, practicality, and a call to action.
Categories: Science

Nature and Ideology

Nature and Ideology

This volume explores the broad range of ideas about nature reflected in twentieth-century concepts of natural gardens and their ideological implications.

Author: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (18th : 1995)

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 0884022463

Category: Gardening

Page: 278

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This volume explores the broad range of ideas about nature reflected in twentieth-century concepts of natural gardens and their ideological implications. A possible definition--nature is ideology--suggests that nature can be seen as a systematic scheme of ideas held by particular social, political, and cultural groups, and that our definition of nature is a human intellectual construct. Historical and contemporary concepts of natural garden design provide evidence of these different concepts of nature. The desire to produce a natural garden design has fascinated many professional and amateur garden designers, and the essays in this volume investigate their use of earlier ideas of natural gardens and their relationship to the rich model that nature offers. The work of early twentieth-century natural garden advocates helped shape much of twentieth-century landscape architecture in both the United States and Europe, and the ideologies underlying the concepts of natural gardens show how political, economic, and social developments influenced design programs and decisions.
Categories: Gardening

The Culture of Nature in Britain 1680 1860

The Culture of Nature in Britain  1680 1860

Harman examines the emergence of modern ideas about natural history in Britain from the era of Newtonian science and natural theology to the equally radical Darwinism of the mid 19th century.

Author: Peter Michael Harman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300151977

Category: History

Page: 393

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Harman examines the emergence of modern ideas about natural history in Britain from the era of Newtonian science and natural theology to the equally radical Darwinism of the mid 19th century.
Categories: History

Political Landscape

Political Landscape

Whether considering the role of landscape in battle depictions; or investigating monumental figures from the Colossus of Rhodes to Mount Rushmore; or asking why gold backgrounds in paintings gave way to mountains topped with castles; ...

Author: Martin Warnke

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674686160

Category: Design

Page: 165

View: 141

Whether considering the role of landscape in battle depictions; or investigating monumental figures from the Colossus of Rhodes to Mount Rushmore; or asking why gold backgrounds in paintings gave way to mountains topped with castles; Political Landscape reconfigures our idea of landscape, its significance, and its representations.
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Collecting Nature

Collecting Nature

Travel and Leisure 15 , no . 5 ( May 1985 ) : 28 – 32 . Knight provides a good
overview of Graves and the postmodern architecture movement in American
public cultural buildings . 3 . Henry Petroski , The Pencil : A History of Design and
 ...

Author: Andrew G. Kirk

Publisher: Development of Western Resourc

ISBN: UOM:39015053139658

Category: History

Page: 243

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Denver's Conservation Library was established in 1960 as a repository for environmental and conservation documents. In chronicling its history, Andrew Kirk also traces the cultural history of American environmentalism as viewed through the lens of this unique institution. He tells how this library created by an older generation of technophobic men evolved into a cutting-edge laboratory for alternative technology research run by young women, mirroring tumultuous changes in American culture and social movements over the past four decades.
Categories: History

Nature by Design

Nature by Design

This book will to appeal to architects, designers, engineers, scholars of human evolutionary biology, and—with more than one hundred striking images of designs—anyone interested in nature†‘inspired spaces.

Author: Stephen R. Kellert

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300235432

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and wellbeing. Given the pace and scale of construction today with its adversarial, dominative relationship with nature, the integration of nature with the built environment is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In this sweeping examination, Stephen Kellert describes the basic principles, practices, and options for successfully implementing biophilic design. He shows us what is—and isn’t—good biophilic design using examples of workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, commercial centers, religious structures, and hospitality settings. This book will to appeal to architects, designers, engineers, scholars of human evolutionary biology, and—with more than one hundred striking images of designs—anyone interested in nature†‘inspired spaces.
Categories: Architecture

The California Landscape Garden

The California Landscape Garden

The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this fine testament to ecological gardening, culture, and design. 117 illustrations, 30 in color. 4 site plans. 6 tables.

Author: Mark Francis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520217640

Category: Nature

Page: 234

View: 464

The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this fine testament to ecological gardening, culture, and design. 117 illustrations, 30 in color. 4 site plans. 6 tables.
Categories: Nature

Product Design History

Product  Design  History

Back to Nature – but repressive legislation prohibiting the smoking of minus
Rousseau ' s8 hostility to culture ! Nature cigars and pipes on the street as a
public mis - must be conceded its rights ! Natural law ! Unchief ? The infringement
of such ...

Author: Heinz Fuchs

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015010987843

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 339

View: 115

Categories: Decorative arts

Design History in Nigeria

Design History in Nigeria

Chikwendu , V . E . " Indigenous Culture and Nigeria ' s Quest for Technological
Education ” . Seminar paper ... Garden City : Natural History Press , 1969 . Nervi ,
P . L ... Pearce , P . and Pearce , S . Structure in Nature is a Strategy for Design .

Author: John Tokpabere Agberia

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110478513

Category: Arts, Nigerian

Page: 505

View: 783

Categories: Arts, Nigerian

The Natural History and Scientific Book Circular

The Natural History and Scientific Book Circular

Agriculture , Horticulture , and Rural Affairs 1866 1864 JESSE ' S Researches
into the History of the British | LOUDON ( J ... from Ancient Laws , Charters , and
Historical Natural History , and Journal of Zoology , Botany , Records , with
Original ... £10 ) scarce 1838 KENDO ( T . A . ) Treatise on Silk and Tea Culture ,
and other Asiatic Industries , adapted to the soil ... a Brief History of Farmeries ,
and other Agricultural Buildings , each Underdraining ; a detailed Examination of
its design ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433087556712

Category: Natural history

Page:

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Categories: Natural history

Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Most Americans think of culture in the past tense . What comes to mind are
ancient artifacts , strange customs , archeological ruins and other items that fill
cases in museums of natural history . Designers are no exception . Although
intimately ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009096267

Category: Design, Industrial

Page:

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Categories: Design, Industrial

A cyclop dia of biblical geography biography natural history and general knowledge by J Lawson and J M Wilson

A cyclop  dia of biblical geography  biography  natural history  and general knowledge  by J  Lawson and J M  Wilson

Solomon also designed the edifice , patiate on the endless beauties of the
vegetable kingor got the design of it from his father David ; and dom ; they would
tind in thein as nice , as delicate , " Solomon built the house , and finished it , " ch
. vi .

Author: John Parker Lawson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600099141

Category:

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The Treasury of Natural History Or A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature

The Treasury of Natural History  Or  A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature

... Native and Foreign , scientifically and popularly described : with their
propagation , Culture , and Uses in the Arts . By J . C . Loudon , . ... LOU DON -
AN ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF CARDENING ; Presenting in one systematic view , the
History and Present State of ... and Furniture , and appropriate Offices , Gardens ,
and Garden Scenery : each Design accompanied by Analytical and Critical
Remarks .

Author: Samuel Maunder

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590666181

Category: Animals

Page: 812

View: 302

Categories: Animals

The Art of the Japanese Garden

The Art of the Japanese Garden

The Art of the Japanese Garden traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil. 300 full-color Japanese garden ...

Author: David Young

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462905829

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 962

**Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award** The Art of the Japanese Garden is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book. Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. The Art of the Japanese Garden traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil. 300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens. Also included are sections on modern trends and Japanese gardens in other countries.
Categories: Gardening

Design Book Review

Design Book Review

The Stary LANDSCAPE of the new visual culture is the growing tendency the. by
Harry K . Svenson and Farida A . Wiley The cover of the guidebook for the Felix
Warburg Man and Nature Hall at the American Museum of Natural History in New
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006127314

Category: Architectural design

Page:

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Categories: Architectural design

Traces on the Rhodian Shore

Traces on the Rhodian Shore

"--Choice "A book such as this rarely appear anymore. . . .Its size, its comprehensiveness, its involvement with the classical sources, its modesty, and its urbanity make this an unusual book.

Author: Clarence J. Glacken

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520032160

Category: History

Page: 763

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In the history of Western thought, men have persistently asked three questions concerning the habitable earth and their relationships to it. Is the earth, which is obviously a fit environment for man and other organic life, a purposefully made creation? Have its climates, its relief, the configuration of its continents influenced the moral and social nature of individuals, and have they had an influence in molding the character and nature of human culture? In his long tenure of the earth, in what manner has man changed it from its hypothetical pristine condition? From the time of the Greeks to our own, answers to these questions have been and are being given so frequently and so continually that we may restate them in the form of general ideas: the idea of a designed earth; the idea of environmental influence; and the idea of man as a geographic agent. These ideas have come from the general thought and experience of men, but the first owes much to mythology, theology, and philosophy; the second, to pharmaceutical lore, medicine, and weather observation; the third, to the plans, activities, and skills of everyday life such as cultivation, carpentry, and weaving. The first two ideas were expressed frequently in antiquity, the third less so, although it was implicit in many discussions which recognized the obvious fact that men through their arts, sciences, and techniques had changed the physical environment about them. This magnum opus of Clarence Glacken explores all of these questions from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century.
Categories: History

Choice

Choice

It covers present world urbanization , the history of urbanization since 4000 B.C. ,
typological , ecological , and demographic ... society's attitudes toward the
concept of nature in cities , the historical background to these attitudes , and
resulting design problems . ... Rubenstein analyzes the cultural , natural ,
economic , political , and legal factors that determine mall feasibility , size , and
location - as well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020976483

Category: Academic libraries

Page:

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Categories: Academic libraries

The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things

The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things

These are: World View of Design, which examines the very broad picture of industrial design as an everyday activity undertaken by everyone and throughout the world; Design and the Natural World, which explores the interdependence between ...

Author: Jacques Giard

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 146529662X

Category:

Page: 188

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The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things focuses on the history of industrial design beginning in the 18th century in principally in Europe and the United States but does so with a thematic twist. Instead of revealing the world of everyday things in a chronological manner as many books do, The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things does so by way of different themes. This direction is taken for one principal reason: design never occurs out of context. In other words, the design of everyday things is a reflection of place, people and process. It cannot be otherwise. Consequently, these broader issues become the themes for the exploration of everyday things. There are ten themes in all. These are: World View of Design, which examines the very broad picture of industrial design as an everyday activity undertaken by everyone and throughout the world; Design and the Natural World, which explores the interdependence between the Natural World and the Artificial World; Design and Economics, which delves into industrial design as a force of both macro- and micro-economics; Design and Technology, which looks at the evolution of materials and processes and their impact on industrial design; Design and Transportation, which reviews the role that industrial design has played in the development of transportation, especially rail, road and air; Design and Communication, which situates the place of industrial design in communication, both human communication and technical innovations in communication; Design and Education, which covers the development of the teaching and training of industrial designers; Design and Material Culture, which considers several case studies in industrial design as contemporary examples of material culture; Design and Politics, which positions industrial design as an integral part albeit indirect of one political system or another; and Design and Society, in which the fruits of industrial design can be perceived as mirrors or reflections of societal values. The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things is an ideal book for face-to-face courses in industrial design history as well as those offered as hybrid and online. "
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The Idea of Design

The Idea of Design

The essays, selected from volumes4-9 of the international journal Design Issues, focus on three themes: reflection on the nature ofdesign, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture.

Author: Victor Margolin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262631660

Category: Design

Page: 285

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The Idea of Design is an anthology of essays that addresses the nature and practiceof product design and graphic design in the contemporary world. The essays, selected from volumes4-9 of the international journal Design Issues, focus on three themes: reflection on the nature ofdesign, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. The authors aredistinguished scholars, historians, designers, and design educators. The diversity of their workillustrates the pluralistic and interdisciplinary dimensions of the idea of design in contemporaryculture.Contributors : Rudolf Arnheim. S. Balaram. Richard Buchanan. A. Cheng. MihalyCsikszentmihalyi. Yves Deforge. Clive Dilnot. Alain Findeli. Jorge Frascara. Tony Fry. RajeswariGhose. Takuo Hirano. Martin Krampen. Laus Krippendorf. Tomas Maldonado. Victor Margolin. AbrahamMoles. Victor Papanek. Gert Selle. Ann Tyler. Barbara Usherwood.A Design Issues Reader
Categories: Design