"Agriculture and Architecture : Taking the Country’s Side" book selection


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Date and time 27.02.2020 29.04.202000:0123:59  
Place and room
Category Exhibitions

The EPFL Library offers you a selection of books to continue your reflection on the themes developed in the exhibition "Agriculture et Architecture : Taking the Country’s Side". You can consult or borrow the books presented at the entrance of the Library at the Rolex Learning Center.

This selection has been established with the collaboration of Sébastien Marot, curator of the exhibition. Links indicate the availability of the different editions in the BEAST catalogue (NEBIS network) or Swissbib (catalogue of all Swiss university libraries).


Ackerman, James S. The Villa: Form and Ideology of Country Houses. Thames and Hudson, 1990 [EPFL]. Version française: La villa: de la Rome antique à Le Corbusier. Hazan, 1997 [EPFL]

Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. Oxford University Press, 1977 [EPFL]

Altieri, Miguel A. Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture. WestviewPress, 1995 [NEBIS] Version française: L’agroécologie: bases scientifiques d’une agriculture alternative. Corlet, 2015 [NEBIS]

Audier, Serge. L’âge productiviste: hégémonie prométhéenne, brèches et alternatives écologiques. La Découverte, 2019 [Swissbib]

Bailey, Liberty Hyde. Liberty Hyde Bailey: Essential Agrarian and Environmental Writings. Cornell University Press, 2008 [EPFL]

Baschet, Jérôme. La civilisation féodale: de l’an mil à la colonisation de l’Amérique. Flammarion, 2018 [Swissbib]

Berry, Wendell. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. Sierra Club Books, 1977 [EPFL]

Bihouix, Philippe. L’âge des low tech: vers une civilisation techniquement soutenable. Seuil, 2014 [EPFL]

Bonneuil, Christophe, et Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. L’événement anthropocène: la Terre, l’histoire et nous. Seuil, 2013 [EPFL] / English version : The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History, and Us. Verso, 2016 [EPFL]

Bookchin, Murray. Our Synthetic Environment. Knopf, 1963 [NEBIS]

Bookchin, Murray. The ecology of freedom: the emergence and dissolution of hierarchy. Cheshire Books, 1982 [Swissbib]

Bookchin, Murray. The Limits of the City. Harper & Row, 1973 [EPFL]

Bookchin, Murray. The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship. Sierra Club Books, 1987 [EPFL]

Borsodi, Ralph. Flight from the City: An Experiment in Creative Living on the Land. Harper, 1933 [EPFL]

Calame, Matthieu. Comprendre l’agroécologie: origines, principes et politiques. Charles Léopold Mayer, 2016 [EPFL]

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. [NEBIS] / Version française : Printemps silencieux. Wildproject, 2014 [EPFL]

Choay, Françoise. L’urbanisme: utopies et réalités: une anthologie. Seuil, 1965 [EPFL]

Clastres, Pierre. La société contre l’État: recherches d’anthropologie politique. Ed. de Minuit, 1974 [EPFL]

Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. Norton, 1992 [EPFL]

Diamond, Jared M. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Norton, 1992 [NEBIS]

Fleming, David. Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. Chelsea Green, 2016 [Swissbib]

Fukuoka, Masanobu. The One-Straw Revolution. Rodale Press, 1978 [NEBIS]

Garric, Jean-Philippe. Vers une agritecture: architecture des constructions agricoles (1789-1950). Mardaga, 2014 [EPFL]

Geddes, Patrick. Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to the Town Planning Movement and to the Study of Civics. Williams & Norgate, 1915 [EPFL]

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Harvard University Press, 1971 [NEBIS]

Giedion, Sigfried. Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. Oxford University Press, 1970 [EPFL]

Haney, David H. When Modern Was Green: Life and Work of Landscape Architect Leberecht Migge. Routledge, 2010 [EPFL]

Hervé-Gruyer, Perrine, et Charles Hervé-Gruyer. Permaculture: guérir la terre, nourrir les hommes. Actes Sud, 2014 [EPFL]

Hervé-Gruyer, Perrine, et Charles Hervé-Gruyer. Vivre avec la terre: manuel des jardiniers-maraîchers. Actes Sud, 2019 [EPFL]

Holmgren, David. Future Scenarios. Chelsea Green, 2009 [EPFL]

Holmgren, David. Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability. Holmgren Design Services, 2002. [EPFL] / Version française : Permaculture: principes et pistes d’action pour un mode de vie soutenable. Rue de l’échiquier, 2014 [EPFL]

Holmgren, David. RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future. Melliodora, 2018 [EPFL]

Hopkins, Rob. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. Chelsea Green, 2008 [NEBIS] / Version française: Manuel de transition: de la dépendance au pétrole à la résilience locale. Ecosociété, 2012 [EPFL]

Howard, Albert. An Agricultural Testament. Oxford University Press, 1943 [EPFL] / Version française : Testament agricole: pour une agriculture naturelle. Dangles, 2010 [NEBIS]

Howard, Albert. The Soil and Health: A Study of Organic Agriculture. Faber & Faber, 1947 [EPFL]

Jackson, Wes. Becoming Native to This Place. University Press of Kentucky, 1994 [EPFL]

Jackson, Wes. Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture. Counterpoint, 2010 [EPFL]

Jackson, Wes. New Roots for Agriculture. University of Nebraska Press, 1985 [Swissbib]

King, Franklin H. Farmers of Forty Centuries, or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan. Rodale Press, 1911. [EPFL]

Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Oxford University Press, 1978 [EPFL] / Version française: New York délire: un manifeste rétroactif pour Manhattan. Parenthèses, 2002 [EPFL]

Kropotkin, Peter. Fields, Factories and Workshops. Nelson & Sons, 1898 [EPFL] / Version française : Champs, usines et ateliers, ou, L’industrie combinée avec l’agriculture et le travail cérébral avec le travail manuel. P-VStock, 1910 [EPFL]

Kropotkin, Peter. Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution. Phillips, 1902 [NEBIS] / Version française: L’’entraide, un facteur de l’évolution. Nada, 2020 [EPFL]

Latour, Bruno. Face à Gaïa: huit conférences sur le nouveau régime climatique. Les empêcheurs de penser en rond, 2015 [EPFL] / English version : Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime. Polity, 2017 [NEBIS]

Latour, Bruno. Où atterrir? comment s’orienter en politique. La Découverte, 2018 [EPFL] / English version: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime. Polity, 2018. [NEBIS]

Liverani, Mario. The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy. Routledge, 2014 [Swissbib]

Liverani, Mario. Uruk: The First City. Equinox, 2006. [EPFL]

Mann, Charles C. 1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth. Granta, 2011 [NEBIS]

Mann, Charles C. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World. Knopf, 2018 [EPFL]

McNeill, John Robert. Something New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World. Norton, 2000 [EPFL] / Version française: Du nouveau sous le soleil: une histoire de l’environnement mondial au XXe siècle. Champ Vallon, 2010. [EPFL]

Meadows, Donella H., Jorgen Randers, et Dennis Meadows. Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. Chelsea Green, 2004 [NEBIS] / Version française: Les limites à la croissance (dans un monde fini): le rapport Meadows, 30 ans après. Rue de l’échiquier, 2012 [EPFL]

Minteer, Ben A. The Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America. MIT, 2006 [NEBIS]

Mollison, B. C. Introduction to Permaculture. Tyalgum: Tagari Publications, 1991. [EPFL]

Version française: Introduction à la permaculture. Paris: Passerelle Eco, 2012 [EPFL]

Mollison, B. C. Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture. Tagari, 1979 [EPFL]

Mollison, B. C., et David Holmgren. Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements. Corgi, 1978 [EPFL]

Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization. Routledge, 1934 [NEBIS] / Version française: Technique et civilisation. Parenthèses, 2015 [EPFL]
Odum, Howard T. Environment, Power and Society. Wiley, 1971. [EPFL]

Odum, Howard T., et Elisabeth C. Odum. A Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies. University Press of Colorado, 2008 [Swissbib]

Osborn, Fairfield. Our Plundered Planet. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1948 [EPFL]

Papanek, Victor J. Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change. Pantheon Books, 1971. [EPFL].

Pascoe, Bruce. Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture. Scribe, 2018. [NEBIS].

Peschken, Goerd. Demokratie und Tempel: die Bedeutung der dorischen Architektur. Der Beeken, 1990. Version française: « Temple et Démocratie (1990), La signification de l’architecture dorique ». In Marnes: documents d’architecture. Ed. de la Villette, 2014 [EPFL]

Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. [EPFL] / Version française: La grande transformation: aux origines politiques et économiques de notre temps. Gallimard, 1983 [NEBIS]

Pope, Albert. Ladders. Rice School of Architecture, 1996 [EPFL]

Rykwert, Joseph. The Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy and the Ancient World. Princeton University Press, 1976. [EPFL]

Schumacher, Ernst Friedrich. Small Is Beautiful: Ecomomics as If People Mattered: 25 Years Later. Harper & Row, 1973. [NEBIS] / Version française: Small is beautiful: une société à la mesure de l’homme. Le Seuil, 1979 EPFL

Scott, James C. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. Yale University Press, 2017 [EPFL] / Version française: Homo domesticus: une histoire profonde des premiers Etats. La Découverte, 2019. [EPFL]

Scott, James C. Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. Yale University Press, 1998 [NEBIS]

Scott, James C. The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Yale University Press, 2009 [EPFL]

Sereni, Emilio. Storia del paesaggio agrario italiano. Laterza, 1961 [NEBIS] / Version française: Histoire du paysage rural italien. Julliard, 1965 [EPFL]

Servigne, Pablo. Nourrir l’Europe en temps de crise: vers des systèmes alimentaires résilients. Nature et progrès, 2014 [EPFL]

Servigne, Pablo, et Raphaël Stevens. Comment tout peut s’effondrer: petit manuel de collapsologie à l’usage des générations présentes. Seuil, 2015 [EPFL]

Simondon, Gilbert. Du mode d’existence des objets techniques. Aubier et Montaigne, 1958 [EPFL]

Smith, Joseph Russell. Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture. Harcourt: Brace and Co, 1929 [EPFL]

Steel, Carolyn. Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. Vintage, 2009 [EPFL]

The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools. Portola Institute, 1971 [EPFL]

Van der Ploeg, Jan Douwe. The New Peasantries: Rural Development in Times of Globalization. Routledge, 2018 [EPFL]

Whitefield, Patrick. The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates. Permanent publications, 2013 [NEBIS]

Zask, Joëlle. La démocratie aux champs: du jardin d’Éden aux jardins partagés, comment l’agriculture cultive les valeurs démocratiques. La Découverte, 2016 [EPFL]

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