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Next Nature: Nature Changes Along with Us Paperback – February 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Actar (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8492861533
  • ISBN-13: 978-8492861538
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.7 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

"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

"An overwhelming book in the expanding twilight between technology, nature and design" --Knack Weekend

"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

"An overwhelming book in the expanding twilight between technology, nature and design" --Knack Weekend

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Exploring human impact on nature

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Dr. Koert van Mensvoort is an artist, technologist and philosopher best known for his work on the philosophical concept of Next Nature, which revolves around the idea that our technological environment has become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that it is best perceived as a nature of its own. It is his aim to better understand our co-evolutionary relationship with technology and help set out a track towards a future that is rewarding for both humankind and the planet at large.

www.mensvoort.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sagisarius on March 10, 2013
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How are there no reviews for this? This is a pretty cool book. We were reading it for class, but they were (licensed) black and white copies. The full color book looks pretty cool, and it was only $30, so I figured I'd pick it up.

The book is basically about how our view of what's nature has been changing, and what effects we've had on nature. So for example we have genetically modified food, so that isn't quite so natural, but economic crisises are sometimes considered nature. The book uses visual imagery a lot, like it's mostly pictures, to show how we already have changed nature, or ways that scientists and designers envision we might soon be able to change nature.

If you're debating, check out their web site, it has a lot of the stories used in the book on there, so you can get a good idea of what it's all about.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Alexander on May 4, 2013
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This is an exploration that is hard to follow and seems more like an inside conversation. It has been hard to stick with long enough to really 'get' what they are trying to say. Interesting book product - very heavy and luschly printed.
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