And, according to Galen Cranz, a Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, such traditional chair designs just don’t cut. out to be miserably uncomfortable? Not an uncommon experience, as it turns out. The reason, if we read between the lines of Galen Cranz’s gently radical book. Galen Cranz was on last week’s episode of 99% Invisible, the radio Cranz published The Chair, Rethinking Culture, Body and Design in.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design. Parts of this book were more interesting than others. I have to say that halfway through reading your book, I had to sit on the ground. Feb 06, Niloy Mitra rated it liked it. Contents List of Illustrations. Relating much of the modern era’s rampant back pain to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle spent in traditional seating, Cranz goes beyond traditional ergonomic theory to formulate new design principles that challenge the way we think and live.

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Nothing is set in stone yet. Account Options Sign in. Overall I learned quite some useful information from the book.

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Dranz know that probably doesn’t make sense, but one must read the book to really understand how the technology and ubiquitousness of the chair have profoundly–and negatively–affected our bodies.

This is an interesting book. With over ninety illustrations, this book traces the history of the chair teh we know it from its crudest beginnings up through the modern office variety. George Katsoufis rated it really liked it Feb 10, Experts increasingly argue for new ways to sit and work, hence the rise of bouncing balls and standing desks in office spaces.

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You make a statement that it must not be the body but the chair, since the body was here first. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

A History of Urban Parks in Americawhich surveys the rise of the park system from to the present through four stages — “the pleasure ground, the reform park, the tue facility and the open space system,” [2] and the book The Chair: Writer and fake architect, among galrn feints. On the one hand, creating high consumer appeal for a body-centered design, or for sustainable architecture, or other environmental aids that contribute to our ultimate physical and cultural health.

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With over ninety illustrations, this book traces the history of the chair as we know it from its The Chair is a call to action. Sounds odd to claim it with regard to a book about chairs, but I thought this book – originally published in – was dated.

The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design

To ask yhe readers questions about The Chairplease sign up. Cheri H rated it really liked it Jan 07, Still, by and large, ergonomic design remains subjugated by formalism and tradition.

And then the keyboard, some people say should actually be quite far down: It seems that the opportunity for change to occur through that mechanism lies in producing designs that make it both intelligent and sexy to have these things.

Luna rated it really liked it Mar 11, She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Techniquea kinesthetic educational system. After all, the two tend to go together more often than not.

Instead, what people do is round their spine to crsnz down to the work surface. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.