Friday, September 29, 2006

Book List Anyone?

To give some idea of the likely breadth of something like Slow Making, the books below would all contribute something to an evolving philosophy. They are listed in no particular order, and may not necessarily be currently in print. Reading lists also have a useful role as regards your local municipal library. Our libraries are extremely important in building a community of knowledge, and by regularly borrowing and requesting books like these, it ensures that this knowledge is in circulation for all, not just those who can afford to buy books or have internet access.

Slow Living
- Parkins & Craig - UNSW Press 2006
Natural Capitalism - Hawken/Lovins & Lovins - Earthscan 2002
What is a Designer - Potter - Hyphen Press 2002
The Unknown Craftsman - Yanagi - Kodansha 1989
In Praise of Slow - Honore - Orion 2005
The Culture of Craft - Dormer - University of Manchester Press 1997
The Nature & Art of Workmanship - Pye - Herbert 1995
Slow Food Revolution - Petrini & Padovani - Rizzoli 2006 - JUST RELEASED
Massive Change - Mau & Institute without Boundaries - Phaidon 2004
The Total Beauty of Sustainable Products - Datschefski - RotoVision 2001
Sustainable by Design - Walker - Earthscan 2006
Anni Albers:Selected Writings on Design - Danilowitz - Wesleyan University Press 2000
Thinking With Type - Lupton - Princeton Architectural Press 2004
On Beauty & Being Just - Scarry -Duckworth 2000
Charles & Ray Eames - Kirkham - MIT Press 1998
The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century - Harrod - Yale University Press 1999
Affluenza:When Too Much is Never Enough - Hamilton - Allen & Unwin
Growth Fetish - Hamilton - Allen & Unwin
Lost Japan - Kerr - Lonely Planet 1999
Patterns of Culture - Benedict - Houghton Mifflin 1989
Papermaking - Hunter - Dover Books 1974
Pioneers of Modern Craft - Coatts - Manchester University Press 1997
Wood Engraving - Brett - Silent Books 1994
The Art of the Maker - Dormer - Thames & Hudson 1994
Small is Beautiful - Schumacher - Vintage 1973


Blogger ellis hutch said...


Great idea, I'm fascinated to see how this blog develops. Cheers, Ellis

10:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about EF Schumacher's 'Small is beautiful'? Perhaps the first and quintessential work about slow making?

5:51 am  
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8:10 am  
Anonymous MsMaker said...

Absolutely - we'll add it to the booklist. Thanks

8:11 am  
Anonymous Gaida said...

There is a fab little book called "Wabi-sabi" which is so aligned with this philosophy... check it out!

12:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard of a book called Cradle To Cradle? I think it might be relevant also.

2:58 am  

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