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DESIGN FOR AN EMPATHIC WORLD: RECONNECTING PEOPLE, NATURE AND SELF -- SIM VAN DER RYN. Sim Van der Ryn and Francine Allen. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2013. 190 pp. with 25 col. ills. 21 x 19 cm. LC 2013-14321 ISBN 9781610914260 In English.
Publisher's description: Despite an uncertain economy, the market for green building is exploding... But green-building pioneer Sim Van der Ryn says, "greening" our buildings is not enough. He advocates for "empathic design", in which a designer not only works in concert with nature, but with an understanding of and empathy for the end user and for ones self... In Design for an Empathic World Van der Ryn shares his thoughts and experience about the design of our world today. With a focus on the strengths and weaknesses in our approach to the design of our communities, regions, and buildings he looks at promising trends and projects that demonstrate how we can help create a better world for others and ourselves. Architects, urban designers, and students of architecture will all enjoy this beautifully illustrated book drawing on a rich and revered career of a noted leader in their field. The journey described in Design for an Empathic World will help to inspire change and foster the collaboration and thoughtfulness necessary to achieve a more empathic future.
Artist(s):Van der Ryn, Sim (as author)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Netherlands — Post-2000 — Architecture, Drawing and Watercolor — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 157030
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