Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design. Richard Olsen.

Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design.

Rizzoli, 03/20/2012. Goodhart, Lucy (Photographer), Greenwood, Kodiak (Photographer). Item #25487
ISBN: 9780847838455

From the Publisher:

Showcasing one hundred years of innovation and environmental sensitivity,
"Handmade Houses" celebrates some of the world's most idiosyncratic homes from
Big Sur to Sardinia. Author Richard Olsen unveils the components used for their
construction, including driftwood, boulders, and even old wine vats. The first
study of the handmade-homes phenomenon since its inception in the late 1960s,
"Handmade Houses" revisits the subject's roots and history, exploring how these
homes and their owners paved the way for the architectural-salvage business and
the reclaimed, industrial look ever-popular today. As fascinating as the
structures are themselves, their owners--professionals and amateurs who
personally designed and built each residence--offer their inspirations and
stories behind the convention-defying homes. Design lessons are gleaned from
each home--some examples of environmentally aware construction with applicable
tips for use in more mainstream scenarios. "Handmade Houses" is an important and
relevant volume to be appreciated by anyone interested in environmentally
friendly design, craft, and the expression of personal style in the home.

Biographical Note: Richard Olsen is formerly the architecture
editor at "Architectural Digest," the author of "Log Houses of the World," and
coauthor of "Malibu: A Century of Living by the Sea." Kodiak Greenwood's
photographs have appeared in N"ational Geographic Adventure, Conde Nast
Traveler, Patagonia, the New York Times," and "Travel & Leisure." Lucy
Goodhart's pictures have appeared in numerous publications, including London's
"The Sunday Telegraph" and "The Times," and in Bay Area publications "Monocle"
and "Edible San Francisco."

From Builders:

What fun! Amazing homes, amazing workmanship, a wonderful throwback to the
60's-70's back to the land movement but brought up to date.

239 pages, hard cover, Rizzoli Press March 2012


Price: $45.00

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