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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847885675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847885678
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.7 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Design as Politics" destroys our fantasies of 'sustainable design' and urges us to face our collective future. Read this before deciding whether you have the courage and conviction necessary to be a designer of the future." -- Lisa Norton, School of the Art Institute of Chicago "To say that this book is 'timely' is an understatement. Fry offers us one of the most prescient theses for the design of a different possible future - a time and a politics 'to-come' - that we have. We all ignore the messages of this book at our own peril." -- Duncan Fairfax, Goldsmiths, University of London "There is no more challenging and urgent political question than whether democracy is able to deliver sustainable economic and political futures. Fry's is the first book to ask this question, not in the abstract but in the context of asking how we make the future." -- Clive Dilnot, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York

"Design as Politics" destroys our fantasies of 'sustainable design' and urges us to face our collective future. Read this before deciding whether you have the courage and conviction necessary to be a designer of the future. "Lisa Norton, School of the Art Institute of Chicago"

To say that this book is 'timely' is an understatement. Fry offers us one of the most prescient theses for the design of a different possible future a time and a politics 'to-come' that we have. We all ignore the messages of this book at our own peril. "Duncan Fairfax, Goldsmiths, University of London"

There is no more challenging and urgent political question than whether democracy is able to deliver sustainable economic and political futures. Fry's is the first book to ask this question, not in the abstract but in the context of asking how we make the future. "Clive Dilnot, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York""

About the Author

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, A New Design Philosophy: an Introduction to Defuturing and Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg).


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An excellent albeit challenging read that is upfront about the genuine changes that need to take place within society to sustain all our futures. The book is solidly underpinned by references to environmental philosophy and builds a multilayered structure of political change via the process of design.
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I would definitely recommend this book for every designer to read it, it points out very important and contemporary problems.
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HASH(0x93cb8888) out of 5 stars astute thinking 10 Feb. 2011
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Design as Politics is a very timely and astute review of the role of architecture as it has to be if we are to do anything about the environmental crisis which is upon us. Well worth reading and pondering on.

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