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The Spirit of Design: Objects, Environment and Meaning

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258 pages. Soft covers. Bottom right corner on front cover slightly worn. Top block has not been cut properly so there are a few pages slightly sticking out. Pages are glossy, crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound.

Imaginative design will be a crucial factor in enacting sustainability in people's daily lives. Yet current design practice is trapped in consumerist cycles of innovation and production, making it difficult to imagine how we might develop a more meaningful and sustainable rendition of material culture.

Through fundamental design research, 'The Spirit of Design' challenges a host of common assumptions about sustainability, progress, growth and globalisation. Walker's practice-based explorations of localisation, human meaning and functional objects demonstrate the imaginative potential of research-through-design and yield a compelling, constructive and essentially hopeful direction for the future - one that radically re-imagines our material culture by meshing mass-production with individuality, products with place, and utilitarian benefit with environmental responsibility. In so doing, the author explores:

- How understandings of human meaning affect design and how design can better incorporate issues of personal meaning
- How mass production needs to become integrated with localised production and service provision
- How short-lived electronic goods can be brought into a more sustainable design paradigm
- The changing role of the designer in a post-consumerist world (Taken from the blurb)

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Author(s):
Walker, Stuart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 x 6 Inches
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1849713642
ISBN-13:
9781849713641
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Earthscan
Title:
The Spirit of Design: Objects, Environment and Meaning

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258 pages. Soft covers. Bottom right corner on front cover slightly worn. Top block has not been cut properly so there are a few pages slightly sticking out. Pages are glossy, crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound.

Imaginative design will be a crucial factor in enacting sustainability in people's daily lives. Yet current design practice is trapped in consumerist cycles of innovation and production, making it difficult to imagine how we might develop a more meaningful and sustainable rendition of material culture.

Through fundamental design research, 'The Spirit of Design' challenges a host of common assumptions about sustainability, progress, growth and globalisation. Walker's practice-based explorations of localisation, human meaning and functional objects demonstrate the imaginative potential of research-through-design and yield a compelling, constructive and essentially hopeful direction for the future - one that radically re-imagines our material culture by meshing mass-production with individuality, products with place, and utilitarian benefit with environmental responsibility. In so doing, the author explores:

- How understandings of human meaning affect design and how design can better incorporate issues of personal meaning
- How mass production needs to become integrated with localised production and service provision
- How short-lived electronic goods can be brought into a more sustainable design paradigm
- The changing role of the designer in a post-consumerist world (Taken from the blurb)

Author(s):
Walker, Stuart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 x 6 Inches
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1849713642
ISBN-13:
9781849713641
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Earthscan
Title:
The Spirit of Design: Objects, Environment and Meaning

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