• Georges Leclerc Buffon;
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck;
  • Charles Darwin;
  • milieu’;
  • anthropogeographie’;
  • Sir Isaac Newton;
  • Denis Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie;
  • Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliìre;
  • Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Cépìde';
  • Le Cannelé’;
  • Le Chalcide';
  • Michel Foucault;
  • ‘artificial givens’;
  • Le Corbusier,Arbre domaine bǎti (The Tree of the Built Domain), 1942;
  • a relational system;
  • Hippocrates;
  • Montesquieu;
  • Alexis Carrel;
  • French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems;
  • 'prenuptial certificates;
  • La maison des hommes (The Home of Man);
  • L'homme cet inconnu (Man, the Unknown);
  • Plon book, La maison des hommes;
  • Lucio Costa;
  • Morro do Castello;
  • Xavier Bichat;
  • objects of manipulation


Much of what is currently regarded as ‘green’ is predicated on a pre-modern, even Romantic, notion of nature; with sustainable design often overtly seeking to readdress the balance in nature by countering man's destructive forces. Here, Fabiola López-Durán and Nikki Moore pursue a more nuanced view of sustainability and architecture through a lineage of ideas, embedded within Lamarckian eugenics - the early 20th-century movement that sought the advancement of the human race through the transformation of the environment. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.