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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BERG; English Ed edition (1 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184788217X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847882172
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Design Futuring defines redirective practice as a critical new paradigm for design-a way of engaging design and sustainability as they are implicated in and essential to our very survival. Broad. Accessible. Timely. Eli Blevis, Indiana University at Bloomington A great introduction to the key concepts and contributions that Tony Fry has brought to the discourse of sustainability, alongside new concepts like redirective practice and practical suggestions for meaningful action. This is original thinking accessible to readers from all sectors. Frances Whitehead, School of the Art Institute of Chicago This is an important book. One that is highly useful for designers, design educators and design students of any design area. Aidan Rowe, University of Alberta Forceful, convincing, persuasive, and ultimately refreshing, leaving the reader with renewed investment in the role of designers for a sustain-able future. Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture It has an easy reading style and an impressive bibliography and back up notes ... It's a reference book that could be used for core teaching right across the design and technology spectrum, with teachers being able to draw on concepts that can be easily explained at KS3, but also incorporating meatier offerings for those teaching at KS4 and A level. just4Textiles

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Tony Fry is a director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Adjunct Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He has taught and lectured internationally and is author of Remakings: Ecology, Design, Philosophy and A New Design Philosophy: An Introduction to Defuturing, among many other works.

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By LorraineSkaros on 27 Jan 2013
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I chose this book because i am studying Architecture, and thought it would be of help. After looking through the book, some parts of the book is helpful to me at the moment.
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Academic in writing, inspirational ideas 3 Jan 2011
By N. Bassett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was referenced by a Fashion Designer that I saw at a conference on sustainability in the Textiles Industry. So I picked up a copy and didn't know what to expect. The book is quite academic in its writing, so you have to concentrate a bit to get at the ideas in more lay-mans terms. But the ideas are really exciting and worth the read through. Tony Fry does not just present big ideas but provides case studies and applications of these ideas which help in solidifying the concepts into reality. The book leads the reader on a journey of looking at the world dramatically differently and how design and designers can play a role in that dramatic new future.
Tony Fry is this century's design thought leader 21 Feb 2014
By gigi - Published on Amazon.com
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I heard Tony speak at a conference in Florida so was really looking forward to reading more of his work. He is quite brilliant and has a rare and superb command of the English language. His leadership in establishing design's key role in facing climate change is inspirational. My brain got a great work-out reading this book!
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Great overview of where design should be 12 May 2010
By Janine Cahill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I liked dropping into this book. Suited to students of design and those interested in the future we are designing.
Should be essential reading for all designers, engineers.
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terribly written academic tripe 26 July 2013
By bc albury - Published on Amazon.com
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a waste of my time, and im into this kind of thing: sustainability, energy efficient design and new thinking on how to resolve our environmental crises.
few practical solutions offered, and a lot of empty but long words
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Bored After Two Chapters 24 May 2011
By Corey Leamon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As someone who is incredibly interested in sustainability and design ethics, I initially will mention that I stopped reading after two chapters out of boredom. Fry talks about things most well-versed designers are already aware of. As someone with a degree in design, I found the information more suited for those entering the design world and its process. The majority of what I read was all rhetoric. A case study every 20 pages (with a jarring switch from serif to sans on the copy) is not enough to make a convincing argument. I found it ironic that Fry pressured readers to think holistically and non-linearly, while he himself would list all the world's sustainability issues and ignore their complexity - things that cannot just be "fixed" with the design profession saying, "Okay"! I sincerely hope this changed further into the book and that people lasted longer than I did while trying to get through the beginning.

This book was published in 2009 and I fear it was four decades too late. Victor Papanek's classic "Design for the Real World" was far more beneficial and well-written. It was less about rhetoric and more about evidence, context and hypothesis. If you have an interdisciplinary design education, "Design Futuring" is probably something you need to pass on.
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