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The Resource Ecological architecture : a critical history, James Steele

Ecological architecture : a critical history, James Steele

Label
Ecological architecture : a critical history
Title
Ecological architecture
Title remainder
a critical history
Statement of responsibility
James Steele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The ecological approach to building is the great untold story in the architectural history of the past century. Although not by any means anti-modern, many of the key tenets of the ecological philosophy - sustainability, energy efficiency, harmonious relationship with the environment, a focus on suitability of building types for specific conditions - always stood in apparent contrast to the sweep of science-led 'progress' that characterized much of the Modern Movement. Today, however, in a world increasingly awake to environmental damage, the visionaries of the past are vindicated to the point where yesterday's eccentricities are today's legal requirements, and every architect has an obligation to the environment as well as to his or her client." "After an introduction to the terminology of ecological architecture - including terms such as 'green' and 'sustainable' - the book is organized into three parts. Part I identifies the recurring themes in ecological architecture. Part II features twenty-five case studies each focusing on a specific architect, movement or topic. Some of the names are familiar in this context - Rasem Badran, Kenneth Yeang, Hassan Fathy - but there are also plenty of surprises - Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller, Rudolf Schindler. The third part of the book looks to the future and to where ecological architecture might go next as it struggles to deal with global urbanization." "A decisive step in the rewriting of the history of modern architecture, this book is essential reading for practitioners and students of architecture. As an urgent wake-up call concerning the state of our built environment, it will be of interest to everyone who cares about the future of our planet."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2542.36
LC item number
.S74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Architecture, Modern
Label
Ecological architecture : a critical history, James Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61176524
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780500342107
Lccn
2005900168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780500342107
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
Label
Ecological architecture : a critical history, James Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61176524
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780500342107
Lccn
2005900168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780500342107
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.

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