Integral Sustainable Design [Book Review]

Integral Sustainable Design [Book Review]
Transformative Perspectives
By Marilyn Hamilton
Book review and commentary on Mark DeKay's "Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives" (Taylor & Francis, 20011). Excerpt from the review: "Mark DeKay’s book works on the body, mind, heart, and soul as it serves three audiences—each captured in one word of its title. First, it guides scholars of Integral Theory through the principles of design. Second, the book helps students of sustainability appreciate the fundamentals of wholism, living systems, systems thinking, and ecology. Third, designers and students of design and architecture (the book’s primary audience) are introduced to the emerging field of Integral Design.
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Published: 09-01-2011
Length: 12 Pages
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Readers of Integral Sustainable Design are invited through a series of gates into an atrium of design studios each purposefully framed by integrally reflective questions. We wonder about the meaning of the structures we glimpse, and we re-evaluate our sense of the sloping levels of natural formations. We ponder the complexities of collective space, and we query the landscapes inside our minds as well as around the studios. Mark DeKays book works on the body, mind, heart, and soul as it serves three audiences—each captured in one word of its title. First, it guides scholars of Integral Theory through the principles of design. Second, the book helps students of sustainability appreciate the fundamentals of wholism, living systems, systems think- ing, and ecology. Third, designers and students of design and architecture (the books primary audience) are introduced to the emerging field of Integral Design.