His concept has resulted in gardens that are unique and whose fascination lies in the clarity of their design. This splendid volume presents the most beautiful of them for the first time.
Author: Peter Berg
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Garden design that is innovative, sustainable and close to nature. A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg's philosophy takes a very special approach: he expects his gardens to be both sustainable and natural - which the use of natural stone, in particular, is intended to ensure. They should be reduced to just a few materials, and along with the color scheme, radiate a pleasant inner calmness. Each garden should also meet the individual needs of its owners. His concept has resulted in gardens that are unique and whose fascination lies in the clarity of their design. This splendid volume presents the most beautiful of them for the first time.
Known for her serene color palette described as "where the sea meets the shore," Heather also sheds light on the subtle use of color. This book is a visual feast that will delight and inspire."--
Author: Heather Ross
A lusciously photographed guide for nature-lovers, designers and flea-market foragers from acclaimed stylist Heather RossThe Natural Eclectic offers a glimpse into the inspiring world of West-Coast artist, photographer and stylist Heather Ross. Through her stunning images and philosophical musings on beauty, nature and design, Heather shows how to bring a nature-inspired aesthetic to life. With the same artist's touch she brings to her eclectic boutique, she shares professional tips on creating engaging displays and vignettes through the art of placement. Known for her serene color palette described as "where the sea meets the shore," Heather sheds light on the subtle use of color. Readers who want to style their own natural eclectic spaces can glean from Heather's creative approach to foraging for new, old and found treasures.
Berleant, A., 2005, The wilderness city: a study of metaphorical experience, in: Aesthetics and Environment: Variations on a Theme, Ashgate, Burlington, VT. Budd, M., 2002, The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature: Essays on the Aesthetics ...
Author: Pieter E. Vermaas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture. It contains twenty-five essays that focus on engineering designing in its traditional sense, on designing in novel engineering domains, and on architectural and environmental designing. This volume enables the reader to overcome the traditional separation between engineering designing and architectural designing.
Architectural design . mission of the author and publisher . 2. Nature ( Aesthetics ) . 3. Form ( Aesthetics ) . 1. Title . NA2750.P4 7ng 77-26866 1098 5 Symmetry and Space Filling 38 Symmetry Classes 38 Lattices.
Author: Peter Pearce
Publisher: MIT Press
"The structural designs that occur in nature - in molecules, in crystals, in living cells - appear in this fully illustrated book as a source of inspiration and study of design of man-made structures" -- BOOK JACKET.
Concepts of aesthetic preference may have strong influences on the design, implementation and interpretation of ecological studies and public perception of ecological processes (Kovacs et al., 2006).
Author: Puay-yok Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
Neighbourhood landscapes are the quintessential forms of urban landscapes in most cities worldwide. They are pervasive, and hence experienced by the large majority of urban dwellers in their everyday life. More than parks, nature reserves or nature areas which are visited as destinations, neighbourhood landscapes provide the most immediate, frequent and convenient form of nature experienced by urban dwellers on a daily basis. They are also valuable as social spaces to bring residents together, foster social ties, and strengthen communities. Despite their importance, surprisingly little has been written to guide the planning and design of neighbourhood landscapes.This book is written for a specific purpose, to illustrate how the design of neighbourhood landscapes helps to deliver more benefits for urban dwellers and, at the same time, protect ecosystems that facilitate human well-being. This is in turn important as the synergistic relationships between human well-being, quality of biophysical urban environment, and health of human-environment interactions fundamentally underpin urban sustainability. The authors emphasize the role neighbourhood landscapes play in forging connections between people and nature, people and people, and people and place. Most of all, the book highlights the role of focusing on people in this endeavour, as it is only when landscapes are appropriately designed, and when people recognize these benefits, that they become valued and protected as a community resource.This book is organized into two parts. Part 1 focuses on the conceptual foundations that underpin the neighbourhood landscape design guidelines being developed. In this section, the authors describe the key concepts relating functions of neighbourhood landscapes to the key urban development goals of sustainability, liveability and reliance; how they can be represented in a framework; and how a synthesis of current knowledge of cities as socio-ecological systems helps to identify principles that can guide the designing of neighbourhood landscapes. Part 2 is more application focused, and is centred on neighbourhood landscape design guidelines inspired by the concept of ecosystem services. The guidelines consist of design approaches, practical strategies, design targets and performance monitoring indicators for tracking the performance of neighbourhood landscapes. The book is written for readers in academia and design practice, and anyone who has a role in shaping neighbourhood landscapes for the benefit of urban dwellers.
Written in a lucid style and in jargon-free language, it is a healthy correction to critiques of the past century. This is a penetrating, provocative and utterly stimulating book that everyone should read--for design is everywhere.
Author: David Pye
Publisher: London : Barrie and Jenkins
In this brilliant exposition of the many facets of good design, David Pye investigates the scientific nature of function and its tenuous relationship to form. He explores the priority of economy, physical components, and manufacturing technique; and he clarifies the relative utilitarian and aesthetic roles of design. It establishes a basic theory of design where none existed before. Written in a lucid style and in jargon-free language, it is a healthy correction to critiques of the past century. This is a penetrating, provocative and utterly stimulating book that everyone should read--for design is everywhere.
Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering C. A. Brebbia. architecture 2001, no 57, 2001. Online. ...  Mozingo, L., The Aesthetics of Ecological Design: Seeing Science as culture, Landscape Architecture 16 (1): 46–59.
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
Design in engineering and science has often been inspired by nature. This has been more evident in recent years, after a period during which our civilization thought in terms of taming rather than working in harmony with nature. The consequences of that approach are still with us and have resulted in a world increasingly homogenized, lacking in biodiversity and with increased pollution. Mankind has been slow to learn and even slower to apply the lessons that nature offers, in spite of the urgency of our predicament. This book contains papers presented at the fourth International Conference on Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering . The emphasis of this Volume is on engineering and architectural applications and on biomimetics, reflecting in some measure current interest in finding environmentally friendly solutions which also optimize the use of natural resources. The contributions have been arranged into the following topics: Biomimetics; Shape and Form in Engineering Nature; Nature and Architectural Design; Natural Materials and Surfaces; Complexity; and Education.
Once the real presence of natural wooden bowls and even wooden spoons . tree - wood began to be withdrawn , then They came from a landscape that had been their cultural situation began to be thrown cleared of forests since the middle ...
Author: Eric A. Anderson
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book is the result of a symposium on "Design and Aesthetics in Wood," which was held at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y., 7-9 November 1967. Concurrent with the conference was an exhibition, sponsored by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the School of Art, in which the art objects and industrial products illustrated here were a part.
Kant's reestablishment of aesthetics as a model for reading natural design , while trying to do justice to the strength of Hume's most skeptical claims , clearly intends to alleviate both Philo's embarrassment and ours in our need to ...
Author: Jonathan Loesberg
Publisher: Stanford University Press
A Return to Aesthetics confronts postmodernism's rejection of aesthetics by showing that this critique rests on central concepts of classical aesthetic theory, namely autonomous form, disinterest, and symbolic discourse. The author argues for the value of these concepts by recovering them through a historical reinterpretation of their meaning prior to their distortion by twentieth-century formalism. Loesberg then applies these concepts to a discussion of two of the most significant critics of the ideology of Enlightenment, Foucault and Bourdieu. He argues that understanding the role of aesthetics in the postmodern critique of Enlightenment will get us out of the intellectual impasse wherein numbingly repeated attacks upon postmodernism as self-contradictory match numbingly repeated defenses. Construing postmodern critiques as examples of aesthetic reseeing gives us a new understanding of the postmodern critique of the Enlightenment.
“Are BiophilicDesigned Site Office Buildings Linked to Health Benefits and High Performing Occupants? ... “Biophilia and Sensory Aesthetics. ... “Building Biophilia: Connecting People to Nature in Building Design.
Author: Stephen R. Kellert
Publisher: Yale University Press
A gorgeously illustrated, accessible book that provides a holistic summary of the key elements for good biophilic design
Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering Angelo Carpi, C. A. Brebbia ... as follows: renew our connection with nature, develop technological ethics, develop and acknowledge the intuitive development of design aesthetics, ...
Author: Angelo Carpi
Publisher: WIT Press
With the onward march of science and technology, and the continuing quest for improvement, there is a growing curiosity about the world around us. Close examination of structures in nature can be rewarding and surprising Nature has shown an extraordinary capacity to develop dynamic structures and systems over many millions of years and there is still much to be learnt. Aimed at providing researchers in this subject with fresh impetus and inspiration, this book consists of papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on Design and Nature. The contributions reflect the rich variety of work currently taking place around the world and cover the following topics: Nature and Architecture; Mechanics in Nature; Natural Materials and Processing; Solutions from Nature; Biomimetics; Biomimetics and Bioinspiration; Biocapacity; Education in Design and Nature, and Helical Design in Nature.
animals and nature (Emberly, 1998). In the following we will focus historically on the symbolic discourses of fur design aesthetics in Western society, and how they equally align with the industrialist system of manipulation.
Author: Kate Fletcher
Organised as a dialogue between nature and design, this book explores design ideas, opportunities, visions and practices through relating and uncovering experience of the natural world. Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new relations between design and nature, beyond human mastery and understandings of nature as resource and by calling into question the longstanding role for design as agent of capitalism. The book puts forward ways in which design can form partnerships with living species and examines designers’ capacities for direct experience, awe, integrated relationships and new ways of knowing. It covers: • New design ethics of care • Indigenous perspectives • Prototyping with nature • Methods for new design and nature relations • A history of design and nature • Animist beliefs • De-centering human-centered design • Understanding nature has power and agency Design and Nature: A Partnership is a rich resource for designers who wish to learn to engage with sustainability from the ground up.
Humans and design We can learn a lot about design by looking at 'natural' human design processes. One example is our sense of aesthetics. In order to create an artificial aesthetics measure, we need to understand the nature of the human ...
Author: Tom Inns
As we become familiar with the 21st century we can see that what we are designing is changing, new technologies support the creation of new forms of product and service, and new pressures on business and society demand the design of solutions to increasingly complex problems, sometimes local, often global in nature. Customers, users and stakeholders are no longer passive recipients of design, expectations are higher, and increased participation is often essential. This book explores these issues through the work of 21 research teams. Over a twelve-month period each of these groups held a series of workshops and events to examine different facets of future design activity as part of the UK's research council supported Designing for the 21st Century Research Initiative. Each of these 21 contributions describes the context of enquiry, the journey taken by the research team and key insights generated through discourse. Editor and Initiative Director, Tom Inns, provides an introductory chapter that suggests ways that the reader might navigate these different viewpoints.
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Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Drew Endy, Alistair Elfick. a substrate for design , is in part to claim that synthetic biology introduces the question of ...
Author: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
As synthetic biology transforms living matter into a medium for making, what is the role of design and its associated values? Synthetic biology manipulates the stuff of life. For synthetic biologists, living matter is programmable material. In search of carbon-neutral fuels, sustainable manufacturing techniques, and innovative drugs, these researchers aim to redesign existing organisms and even construct completely novel biological entities. Some synthetic biologists see themselves as designers, inventing new products and applications. But if biology is viewed as a malleable, engineerable, designable medium, what is the role of design and how will its values apply? In this book, synthetic biologists, artists, designers, and social scientists investigate synthetic biology and design. After chapters that introduce the science and set the terms of the discussion, the book follows six boundary-crossing collaborations between artists and designers and synthetic biologists from around the world, helping us understand what it might mean to 'design nature.' These collaborations have resulted in biological computers that calculate form; speculative packaging that builds its own contents; algae that feeds on circuit boards; and a sampling of human cheeses. They raise intriguing questions about the scientific process, the delegation of creativity, our relationship to designed matter, and, the importance of critical engagement. Should these projects be considered art, design, synthetic biology, or something else altogether? Synthetic biology is driven by its potential; some of these projects are fictions, beyond the current capabilities of the technology. Yet even as fictions, they help illuminate, question, and even shape the future of the field.
Nature of aesthetics Appearance, looks, form, shape, proportion Emotion, impression, interesting, intriguing, pleasing, preference, powerfulness Realm where aesthetic discussions take place Exterior, facade, form, shape Interior space ...
Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas
Corridors designed primarily for recreation or aesthetics are often referred to as “greenways” or “greenbelts” (Smith and ... designed to help restore natural environments and processes such as migration (which are major draws for ...
Author: Anthony B. Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The fragmenting of habitats is endangering animal populations and degrading or destroying many plant populations throughout the world. To address this problem, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological corridors, areas of land set aside to facilitate the movement of species and ecological processes. However, while hundreds of corridor initiatives are under way worldwide, there is little practical information to guide their design, location, and management. Applying Nature's Design offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on corridors, their design, and their implementation. Anthony B. Anderson and Clinton N. Jenkins examine a variety of conceptual and practical issues associated with corridors and provide detailed case studies from around the world. Their work considers how to manage and govern corridors, how to build support among various interest groups for corridors, and the obstacles to implementation. In addition to assessing various environmental and ecological challenges, the authors are the first to consider the importance of socioeconomic and political issues in creating and maintaining corridors.
Winter School Hakodate 2011, Hakodate, Japan, March 2011 and 6th International Workshop on Natural Computing, Tokyo, Japan, ... Is it the main task of aesthetics to develop supporting tools for designing such beautiful objects?
Author: Yasuhiro Suzuki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book contains the joint proceedings of the Winter School of Hakodate (WSH) 2011 held in Hakodate, Japan, March 15–16, 2011, and the 6th International Workshop on Natural Computing (6th IWNC) held in Tokyo, Japan, March 28–30, 2012, organized by the Special Interest Group of Natural Computing (SIG-NAC), the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI). This volume compiles refereed contributions to various aspects of natural computing, ranging from computing with slime mold, artificial chemistry, eco-physics, and synthetic biology, to computational aesthetics.
Contributors An Introduction to the Aesthetics of Design Bruce Wood 2. Selection of Natural Materials Using CES EduPack Martin P. Ansell 3. Natural Materials – Composition and Combinations Morwenna Spear 4. Designing with the Life Cycle ...
Author: Graham A. Ormondroyd
Publisher: CRC Press
In a world now forced to address the issues of sustainability, environmental impact, and the widespread pollution of land and oceans with manmade materials, alternative resources must be considered for the future of the planet. A vast array of natural materials is available throughout the world with properties that are often superior to the man-made alternatives. Designing with Natural Materials fills the gap between the current scientific knowledge of the use of natural materials and product design and acts as a bridge between the two disciplines. The book serves as an introduction to natural materials within the context of design. The chapters include case studies, research, and a historical perspective. It develops ideas of designing with natural materials in specific areas and looks to the future of new biobased materials and how these will influence design. The work offers insight to designers of biobased materials across a range of different design disciplines while also providing insights to scientists on the process of design, production, and the needs of a material beyond those traditionally analyzed in the laboratory. The final chapters touch on the use of bioinspiration and biomimicry in the development and use of biobased materials and how natural design will influence both material design and products in the future. The book will be of interest to engineers, scientific researchers, professional designers, students, those working in industry who are considering using natural materials as an alternative to current unsustainable options, and anyone who has an interest in the subject.
REAL NATURAL WORLD REAL MAN - MADE WORLD Consumption Design Aesthetics THOUGHT MAN - MADE WORLD Figure 7 : Relationships with the thought man - made world . Of course the experienced designer will immediately understand that we have ...
Author: M. W. Collins
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the common scientific laws of both the natural and engineered worlds. As well as straightforward engineering design and biology, it also features mathematics, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, biomimetics, medical engineering and history of science. The individual chapters are intended to be personal flashes of illumination, combining authority, inspiration and state-of-the-art knowledge. [Publisher web site].
As David Pye so eloquently articulated in his seminal work, 'The Nature and Aesthetics of Design', “Nothing we design or make ever really works. We can always say what it ought to do, but that it never does.” (Pye, 1978: 13-14).
Author: Paul A. Rodgers
Publisher: Vernon Press
Theories normally seek to explain something. 118 Theories of Design[ing] asks us to question those explanations. By focusing on a broad range of somewhat overlooked and undervalued essays, papers, book articles, words, terms, authors and phenomena that swirl around design[ing], the reader is encouraged to read, reflect and question everything. This original book will appeal to a global market of university faculty heads and deans, museum directors, design educators, design researchers, key design practitioners, publishers, members of the design media, and undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral students of design.