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Green Shift : Towards a Green Sensibility in Architecture

Farmer, John

ISBN 10: 0750615303 / ISBN 13: 9780750615303
Published by Butterworth, Oxford, 1996
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27.5 x 21.5 cms 203pp. The book covers the history of modern architecture, as seen from a green standpoint. The 'house' is mainly the focus of discussion. Comparisons are given for green and other options. Pictorial green cover, with white lettering. CONDITION : VG+. Pages are clean and bright, with slight tanning on the edges, and curling of few corners. Covers are bright, but there is a crease on the front cover and rubbing at the bottom of the spine. Usual library marks. Bookseller Inventory # 017016

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Title: Green Shift : Towards a Green Sensibility in...

Publisher: Butterworth, Oxford

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Edition: 1st Ed..

Book Type: Ex-Library

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Although concern for green issues is now widespread in architecture as well as elsewhere, there is little the architect, or the general reader, can turn to in order to help put into context the various attempts now being made to design in green ways.

For some designers this means retreating from mass-production and high technology in favour of a sophisticated knowing primitivism, while for others the mass industrial and scientific techniques that have contributed to our various ecological crises are seen as crucial to solving them.
The book is in six parts, comprising twenty chapters grouped chronologically and thematically. In many of these the house is used as a focus for discussion. The book as a whole is a history of modern architecture as seen from a green standpoint. The last chapters look at the variety of green directions at present being pursued and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the options available technically, as well as what green architecture looks like compared to the modern and other buildings of the present and past.
Green Shift provides an alternative reading of the development of modern architecture
It places an emphasis on the changing attitudes towards nature and the emergence of green thinking
Presents a history of modern architecture as seen from a green standpoint


'Green Shift is hugely valuable.'

'I can thoroughly recommend the late John Farmer's Green Shift...which looks at how our changing views of nature has affected modern architecture. For anyone interested in how we could create buildings close to nature, Green Shift is required reading.'
The Independent

'This book is clearly informed by a deep commitment to the idea that architecture has a crucial part to play in addressing the complex issues of global survival... the book impresses in its erudition and scope.'
The Architect's Journal

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