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Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B0757NXPDB
- Publisher : Island Press (October 3, 2017)
- Publication date : October 3, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 28308 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 281 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1610917936
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,526,722 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Author John Cary’s passion and connection to worldwide projects for underserved populations comes through in photos and first hand accounts of seeing several projects that came together, overcoming various obstacles and challenges along the way.
One thing that I would change is including firsthand accounts of more residents to hear not secondhand, but primary sources. There was Helen, and more stories like Hera should have been shared: a mother of eight who had her first child at 11 years old and had no land of her own in a farming community. John brings us through the story of how a team brought dignity to her and her children through a loan and vision with the practical help and design to follow.
Pictures of the projects are breathtaking; they leave you wanting more.
Both the intro and conclusion provide a fantastic background and foundation to why society needs accesible designers.
Describing such ambitious projects is a bit challenging- the excitement of John comes through, the reason I’d give it three stars instead of five is the reading is a bit laborious.
Thanks, John. You are truly a visionary.
Beautifully written and gorgeously presented, this book is an inspiring kick in the butt for all designers, architects, planners, community workers, relief and development agencies, etc, to design for dignity, not for perceived deficit.