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From Bauhaus to Ecohouse [electronic resource] : A History of Ecological Design

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780807135518Publication details: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9780807136508
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: From Bauhaus to Ecohouse : A History of Ecological DesignDDC classification:
  • 720 720.47 720/.47
LOC classification:
  • NA2542.35 .A54 2010
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Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Bauhaus of Nature; 2. Planning the Economy of Nature; 3. The New American Bauhaus of Nature; 4. The Graphic Environment of Herbert Bayer; 5. Buckminster Fuller as Captain of Spaceship Earth; Illustrations; 6. The Ecological Colonization of Space; 7. Taking Ground Control of Spaceship Earth; 8. The Closed World of Ecological Architecture; Conclusion: The Unification of Art and Science; Cast of Characters; Notes; Index
Summary: Global warming and concerns about sustainability recently have pushed ecological design to the forefront of architectural study and debate. As Peder Anker explains in From Bauhaus to Ecohouse, despite claims of novelty, debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. By exploring key moments of inspiration between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the 1980s, Anker traces the historical intersection of architecture and ecological science and assesses how both remain intertwined philosophicall
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Bauhaus of Nature; 2. Planning the Economy of Nature; 3. The New American Bauhaus of Nature; 4. The Graphic Environment of Herbert Bayer; 5. Buckminster Fuller as Captain of Spaceship Earth; Illustrations; 6. The Ecological Colonization of Space; 7. Taking Ground Control of Spaceship Earth; 8. The Closed World of Ecological Architecture; Conclusion: The Unification of Art and Science; Cast of Characters; Notes; Index

Global warming and concerns about sustainability recently have pushed ecological design to the forefront of architectural study and debate. As Peder Anker explains in From Bauhaus to Ecohouse, despite claims of novelty, debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. By exploring key moments of inspiration between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the 1980s, Anker traces the historical intersection of architecture and ecological science and assesses how both remain intertwined philosophicall