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ARCHITECTURE AS THE ETHICS OF CLIMATE. Jin Baek. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. 152 pp. with 69 ills. 25 x 19 cm. LC 2016-2705 ISBN 9780415623490 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 172375. Publisher's description: At a time when climate and ethics have become so important to architectural debate, this book proposes an entirely new way for architects to engage with these core issues. Drawing on Tetsuro Watsuji's (1889-1960) philosophy, the book illuminates climate not as a collection of objective natural phenomena, but as a concrete form of bond in which "who we are" -- the subjective human experience -- is indivisibly intertwined with the natural phenomena. The book further elucidates the inter-personal nature of climatic experiences, criticizing a view that sees atmospheric effects of climate under the guise of personal experientialism and reinforcing the linkage between climate and ethos as the appropriateness of a setting for human affairs. This ethical premise of climate stretches the horizon of sustainability as pertaining not only to man's solitary relationship with natural phenomena -- a predominant trend in contemporary discourse of sustainability -- but also to man's relationship with man.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172374
Hardcover $180.00    

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