Designing a Post-Petroleum World

This innovative new title showcases design strategies that reduce petroleum use.

For the first time, George Elvin’s Post-Petroleum Design brings together some of the best design work from the world’s leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource.

Post-Petroleum Design introduces readers to the most current, state-of-the-art, plastic-and petroleum-free products and projects in industrial design, architecture, transportation, electronics, apparel and more. It explores the motivations for reduced-petroleum design as well as sharing extensive case studies, strategies and objectives of leading post-petroleum designers. This book is a significant contribution to sustainability and energy conservation literature, providing:

  • detailed strategies to help designers research, evaluate, and select materials, technologies and design practices
  • designer profiles from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America
  • beautiful, full-color illustrations

Post-Petroleum Design gives design professionals the information they need to research, evaluate, and select materials, technologies and design strategies that meet the growing demand for post-petroleum products.

"Post-Petroleum Design is a must read for anyone wondering how we built our plastics economy - and how we might move beyond it. George Elvin elegantly weaves historical perspective, technical data, and persuasive first person design narratives into a compelling story which also includes actionable design principles. Post-Petroleum Design is both inspiring and a valuable technical reference, my favorite kind of book!" - Eben Bayer, CEO and Co-founder of Ecovative, USA

About the Author

George Elvin is the founder of Gone Studio, the company pioneering post-petroleum design through zero-plastic, zero-waste, zero-electricity manufacturing. His designs have been featured by the Discovery Channel, Macworld, Treehugger, and over 50 other green design venues. The author of over 40 books and articles, his work on green design and technology has been published by Routledge, Wiley and Princeton Architectural Press, among others. Previous positions have included Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois and Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Indiana.

Post-Petroleum Design

By George Elvin

Published May 1, 2015

http://www.routledge.com/9781138853904

To request a review copy or an interview with the author, please contact: Christopher Hardin, Senior Marketing Manager, at Christopher.Hardin@taylorandfrancis.com.

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“All over the world, post-petroleum designers are creating a new breed of products that reduce our dependence on oil by using less energy and less plastic. I'm honored to share their work and the lessons they've learned in Post-Petroleum Design, the first book that brings them all together. I'm excited to see how it will help a new generation of designers shape an even brighter future beyond oil.”

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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All over the world, post-petroleum designers are creating a new breed of products that reduce our dependence on oil by using less energy and less plastic. I'm honored to share their work and the lessons they've learned in Post-Petroleum Design, the first book that brings them all together. I'm excited to see how it will help a new generation of designers shape an even brighter future beyond oil.
George Elvin