Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

Beyond Green introduces a new generation of international artists who work at the intersection of sustainable design and contemporary art.

The book explores the ways that this design strategy is being used—and sometimes intentionally misused—by an emerging group of artists who combine fresh aesthetic sensibilities with constructively critical approaches to the production, dissemination, and display of their art. Lavishly illustrated, the book also includes texts by and interviews with individual artists, along with substantial essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Smith and design historian Victor Margolin.

What results is a bracing volume that will be of interest to practitioners and aficionados of design and art alike, as well as to environmentalists.


Stephanie Smith and Victor Margolin with a foreword by Anthony Hirschel and Judith Olch Richards and artist interviews by Stephanie Smith.

Publication date

February 2006


Paper, 160 pages, illustrated in color throughout



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