Human Scale Revisited

“Human Scale”: A Blueprint for Sustainable Living. Kirkpatrick Sale’s visionary work, first penned in 1980, gets a timely update, addressing the dangers of unchecked growth in modern America.

Challenging the Giantism Paradigm: Sale critiques the “bigger-is-better” ideology that has propelled us into environmental, political, and social crises.

He advocates for returning to human-scale solutions across various sectors of society.

Back to the Basics: Drawing from historical precedents, like the human-scaled architecture of the Parthenon, Sale argues for downsizing in architecture, democracy, and business to sizes we can truly understand and manage.

Comprehensive Solutions: From energy to education, Sale presents strategies for scaling down—encouraging more sustainable, localized approaches that align with ecological and community values.

A Visionary Call to Action: Echoing the decentralist spirit of “Small is Beautiful,” “Human Scale” not only diagnoses the issues with our growth-obsessed culture but also lights the way towards a more balanced, equitable future.

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603587129

Pages: 408

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 6 x 9 inch