September 7, 2007

Book Review - The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability
Ann Thorpe
HC 79 .E5 T486 2007

Does it seem unusual that this author would choose compile an atlas of a complex topic? Ann Thorpe states that this book reflect her "own global travels through ideas of sustainability." This book focuses on four themes--ecology, economy, culture, and frontiers--and shows how sustainable design addresses those questions. The book is extensively illustrated. The author also includes numerous examples to clarify her understanding of the relationship between concepts. References and further readings are included for each chapter.