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Eco design : the sourcebook
Fuad-Luke, Alastair.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
352 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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TS171.4 .F83 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Alas, environmentally friendly design hasnt always meant high style. Confronting that challenge head on, ecoDesign lists well over 500 consumer products for those who seek design thats not only beautiful and useful, but also has minimal impact on the earth. Some of these pieces-from clothing to kitchenware, electronics, furniture, and much, much more-have already become classics. But this remarkable sourcebook also guides readers to undiscovered gems and handcrafted objects from artisanal studios. Detailed illustrated entries describe the products themselves, while an extensive reference section defines these new and hybrid materials and provides information on manufacturers, design studios, green organizations, and a further reading list. ecoDesign is the total resource guide for a new generation of contemporary design.

Author Notes

Alastair Fuad-Luke is a teacher of green design at Falmouth College of Arts, England, and is a consultant to numerous international companies on ecological issues.

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From a solar electric bus to fashions made from recycled inner tubes, EcoDesign: The Sourcebook showcases some of the most innovative, environmentally friendly products and prototypes from around the world. The 700-some designs include furniture, appliances, vehicles and electronics. Each entry in this encyclopedic reference features a photograph and brief description, as well as information about the various components of the product. The book is edited by Alastair Fuad-Luke, who teaches green design at Falmouth College of Arts in England, and includes a resource guide that lists designers, manufacturers, green organizations and "eco strategies." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved