"Appealingly browsable, visual, information-rich"

     "Love the Atlas. Brilliant!"

"A superb primer on the conceptual principles behind the sustainability movement"

Finally! a book that offers a designer-friendly guide to sustainability.

This book rounds up all the key ideas for you, with lots of pictures. What do we want to sustain, and what does it mean for design? Short chapters make you think bigger. You’ll never look at your work the same way again.

Written in an accessible style, the book has an audience of design practitioners, teachers, critics, historians, and students.

Get a copy of the book in your hands

To buy a copy online (from Amazon.com–I’m an affiliate) follow this link: The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability.

For inspections copies in the US visit Island Press and in Europe email Island@oppuk.co.uk.

Request The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability for your local or university library.

Look around this site

Use the navigation bar above to find out about the book, its author Ann Thorpe, teaching resources (such as the book’s teaching guide) and regular blog updates on sustainable design issues. For those of you familiar with this site, you’ll find that many of the short articles, such as “central debates in sustainable design,” are now available as blog posts.

To get you started, here are some popular links on the site

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