Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Victor Papanek's take on survival in the third millennium has been translated into 23 languages since it first appeared in 1971; making it one of the world's most widely read design books.
It explores how good design can reduce pollution, overcrowding, starvation, obsolescence and other modern ills, leading us away from 'fetish objects for a wasteful society' towards a new age of morally and environmentally responsible design.
Professor Papanek was a highly distinguished designer, educator, lecturer and writer, widely acknowledged for his visionary ideas on design theory. He was Professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas at the time of his death in 1998.