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    DescriptionThe complexity and scale of the environmental problems confronting humanity today provoke a wide range of responses, from indifference to anger to creativity. Among a growing number of architects, landscape architects, and planners, however, these problems have inspired a new vision-sustainability-to guide their practices. In Nature, Landscape, and Building for Sustainability, " a diverse group of contributors considers the concept of sustainability, both philosophically and practically. Some take a broad view of the divisions between nature and humanity, exploring the incomprehensible scale of human intervention in the natural world, the relationship between how we feel" about nature and what we do" about it, and the commodification of the natural world. Other essays focus on sustainable design practices: sustainability's roots in the American conservation tradition, its utility as a framework for future design practice, and the necessity of moving beyond demonstration projects into the mainstream. Together, these essays suggest that the gap between the promise and reality of sustainable design, although significant, can be bridged through diligence and practice. Contributors: D. Michelle Addington, Yale U; John Beardsley, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Albert Borgmann, U of Montana, Missoula; Peter Buchanan; Peter Del Tredici, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Robert France, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Susannah Hagan, U of East London; Kristina Hill, U of Virginia; Catherine Howett, U of Georgia; Niall Kirkwood, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Lucy R. Lippard; Bill McKibbin; Michael Pollan; Rossana Vaccarino, Vaccarino Associates, St. Thomas. William S. Saunders is editor of Harvard Design Magazine "and assistant dean for external relations at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He is editor of five previous Harvard Design Magazine Readers published by the University of Minnesota Press. Robert L. Thayer Jr. is emeritus professor of landscape architecture and founder of the landscape architecture program at the University of California, Davis.

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    Nature, Landscape, and Building for Sustainability
    A Harvard Design Magazine Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William S. Saunders, Introduction by Robert L. Thayer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816653591
    ISBN 10: 0816653593

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    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    DC22: 712
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: ARC008000, ARC005000, ARC001000
    DC22: 720.47
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    22 b&w photos
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    02 April 2008
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