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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Black Rose Books (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551642786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551642789
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,315,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Dobereiner, who trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in England, taught architectural design and related subjects at universities in the USA and Canada. He was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University Department of Architecture and has also served on design juries and given seminars and lectures at Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By celia on January 9, 2007
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The End of The Street: Sustainable Growth Within Natural Limits was written by my partner so I am prejudiced. but nevertheless, it is an important book. I had the opportunity to watch David work on the book for many years and can vouch that he has been ahead of his time in many areas, especially ecology.

One of his co-workers once said that he could solve a design problem better and faster than any other architect he knew and I have witnessed this many times over . In " The End of the Street", he presents many examples of ecological and architectural ideas, in word and in image.

His views of the sustainable city and of the society of the future are brilliant and innovative.

David is a dedicated, earnest, quietly intelligent, creative person with a great deal to donate to the discussion of the climate crisis, to architecture and to our world.

David became a vegetarian over 55 years years ago when, as an architectural student in England, he was sent to study slaughter houses. His love of animals is evident in the book. The description of our cat is particularly apt. David rides his bike almost everywhere and tries to live as ecologically as possible so, he does not recommend things that he doesnt try to practise in his daily life.

I'm not sure if the American public is yet ready to forgo the large single family house and the 3 cars and the huge stores but with the climate crisis becoming more imminent,there may be no choice.

David has adapted Matripolis so that other countries with varying topographies and populations, especially poor countries, might find an answer for their housing and ecological problems.

Apart from general reading I hope that The End of the Street will be used as a text ...It is informative, interesting ,timely and well written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Al Gowan on September 29, 2006
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David Dobereiner's just published THE END OF THE STREET, Sustainable Growth Within Natural Limits, gives us hope that our march toward oblivion can be reversed through examples of "green" communities both large and small. Dobereiner gives examples; his model city Matripolis, his rammed earth buildings in Nepal and his Tenerife Bioclimatic Design house in the Canary Islands.

I recommend this book for design students almost as enthusiastically as I once did R. Buckminster Fuller's OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH, and Victor Papanek's DESIGN FOR THE REAL WORLD. THE END OF THE STREET will provoke discussion and convince young people to design responsibly to save the planet.

Al Gowan, author SHARED VISION: The Second American Bauhaus

Professor Emeritus of Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Dobereiner on September 29, 2006
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...I found Dobereiner's book the most staggeringly impressive, on its subject, that I have ever come across. The contents of the book bring so much insight and information, emerging from his creative genius that I believe it is epoch making, a landmark for all environmental designers as well as an inspiration for the life-positive evolution of homo sapiens.

Paul Ritter

Author of 'Planning for Man and Motor'
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