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Living Lightly on the Earth : Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island 1974-76 - (Paperback)
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Built in 1976 as an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity, the Ark bio-shelter integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family. Published to accompany the exhibition celebrating the Ark’s 40th anniversary, this publication examines the project’s role in inspiring change in ecological and architectural expectations and appetites. The three years in the life of the Ark forms the core for a set of explorations into early green architecture in Canada and elsewhere; the intermediate/alternative technology movement; collaborations between youth counterculture and official culture; the public and professional reception; and the Ark legacy in architecture, alternative technology, government policy and actions, and public imagination. Illustrated with original drawings, period photographs, and related ephemera.
Number of Pages: 116
Series Title: Canadian Modern
Publisher: ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
Author: Steven Mannell
Street Date: March 9, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-6991
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