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Click here for Homes 2016 by James Woudhuysen and Ian Abley, the first Broadside supplement from BlueprintClick here for Why is construction so backward?, by James Woudhuysen, Ian Abley, Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning, and with a foreword by Martin PawleyClick here for Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age, edited by Ian Abley and James HeartfieldClick here for The 'Death of the Subject' ExplainedClick here for a review of Man, Beast and Zombie - What science can and cannot tell us about human nature

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Click here for the contents and reviews of Why is construction so backward?, Wiley-AcademyWhy is construction so backward?

Click here for the contents and reviews of Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age, Wiley-AcademySustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age

Click here for a review of James Heartfield's The 'Death of the Subject' Explained, Sheffield Hallam University Press The 'Death of the Subject' Explained

Click here for Polly Toynbee's review of Mind the Gap - Class in Britain Now by Ferdinand Mount Polly Toynbee on Mind the Gap - Class in Britain Now by Ferdinand Mount

Click here for an interview with Doug Henwood by James Heartfield about After the New Economy, The New Press Doug Henwood interview by James Heartfield - After the New Economy

Click here for a review by Gabriel Roth of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Bjørn Lomborg, Cambridge University Press Bjørn Lomborg, the Skeptical Environmentalist - Gabriel Roth

Click for a review of Kenan Malik's Man, Beast and Zombie - What science can and cannot tell us about human nature Man, Beast and Zombie

Click here for a review of Benjamin Hunt's The Timid Corporation - why business is terrified of taking risk The Timid Corporation - why business is terrified of taking risk

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Click here for the reviews of Homes 2016, BlueprintHomes 2016

Reports

Click here for People and Places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK, Policy Press, 2004, reviewed by James HeartfieldPeople and Places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK

Click here for a review of Renewable Energy in the Built Environment from The Building Centre TrustRenewable Energy in the Built Environment

Click here for Homing in on excellence, a commentary on the prospects for offsite house production by The Housing Forum Homing in on Excellence

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The Skeptical Environmentalist - Measuring the Real State of the World, Bjørn Lomborg, Cambridge University PressWe recommend The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjørn Lomborg, Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, published by Cambridge University Press (2001). Gabriel Roth has reviewed The Skeptical Environmentalist for this website, but if you would like to submit a further review, or discuss this book, then email us.

'We are actually leaving the world a better place than when we got it... mankind's lot has vastly improved in every significant measurable field and is likely to continue to do so. Think about it. When would you prefer to have been born?' Bjørn Lomborg

Need and Desire in the Post-Material Economy, James Heartfield, Sheffiled Hallam University PressAlso recommended is Need and Desire in the Post-Material Economy by James Heartfield as 'A trenchant, lucid and much-needed critique of the myths of identity politics and the "consumer society" '. Published in 1998 by the Sheffield Hallam University Press, which has since ceased trading, copies may be available through the author's website at www.heartfield.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk.

'The experts assure us that a new kind of economy is emerging in which culture and taste create the dynamic, instead of the brute force of industry. Once the workshop of the world, they say, Britain today is its drawing board.' James Heartfield

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Great Expectations - The creative industries in the new Economy, written by James Heartfield and published by Design Agenda, argues that the hopes now invested in designers misrepresent both the way design works and its role within the economy.

'Creative industries will fail to satisfy the great expectations that are invested in them... the expectations border on the bizarre.' James Heartfield

Why is construction so backward? James Woudhuysen, Ian Abley, Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning
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