Actar: Graphic & Product Design: Next Nature : Nature changes along with us
Graphic & Product Design
Nature changes along with us
Today the human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, population explosion, genetic manipulation, digital networks, plastics islands floating in the oceans. Untouched old nature is almost nowhere to be found. This book explores our changing notion of nature. How nature has become one of the most successful products of our time, yet much of what we perceive as nature is merely a simulation: a romanticized idea of a balanced, harmonic, inherently good and threatened entity. How evolution continues nonetheless. How technology - traditionally created to protect us from the forces of nature - gives rise to a next nature, that is just as wild, cruel, unpredictable and threatening as ever.
Bruce Sterling , Kevin Kelly , Peter Lunenfeld , Rachel Armstrong , Caroline Nevejan , Tracy Metz , Zach Zorich , Jiang Jun , Berry Eggen , Arnoud van den Heuvel , Rolf Coppens
“Next Nature can give us a new vocabulary and a new philosophy to see and design the world.” – Scientific American, USA (see also: http://tinyurl.com/7zwysxe) “Book of the Year” – Trendbeheer, The Netherlands (see also: http://tinyurl.com/73wblqw) “Relevant, inspirerend, intellectueel provocerend en het ziet er ook nog eens kei- en kei-goed uit.” – Trendbeheer, The Netherlands (see also: http://tinyurl.com/73wblqw) “Einem der spannendste Bücher, das mir seit langem untergekommen ist” – Page, Germany “Einer visuell und konzeptuell höchst inspirierenden Entdeckungsreise.” – Page, Germany
"Next Nature can give us a new vocabulary and a new philosophy to see and design the world." - Scientific American
"Book of the Year" - Trendbeheer
"One of the most exciting books in a long time." -Page Magazine
"A new Ark — an encyclopaedia or curiosity cabinet of intensely thought-provoking, often visually stunning specimens from which to develop a more nuanced understanding of the human relationship with nature." - Domus
"In an era of anthropogenic climate change, geo-engineering, assisted migration and all-natural genetically modified corn snacks, this kind of new perceptual framework is desperately needed." - Domus
"An overwhelming book in the expanding twilight between technology, nature and design" - Knack Weekend
"Next Nature is an equally provocative as convincing book" - Metropolis M
"The Next Nature movement is about trying to shake ourselves out of our sleepwalk." - Architects Journal
Language / ISBN:
English [978-84-92861-53-8] Available
17 x 24 cm.
International 35.00 € Spain 36.40 € Portugal 35.00 € USA 44.95 $
Order this book online from RAS, Actar's own bookshop in Barcelona, Spain.