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    DescriptionShowcasing 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.


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    Title
    Handmade Houses
    Subtitle
    A Century of Earth-friendly Home Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Olsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780847838455
    ISBN 10: 0847838455
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
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    BIC subject category V2: AMKD
    BISAC V2.8: HOM003000
    B&T Approval Code: A05204000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC004000
    DC22: 728.047
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC018000
    BIC subject category V2: AMCR
    B&T Approval Code: A05330000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP, 3JMC
    DC22: 728/.37047
    Libri: EIGE1000
    DC23: 728.047
    LC classification: NA7117.5 .O47 2012
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    Thema V1.0: AMK, AMX, AMCR
    Illustrations note
    275 Colour Illustrations
    Publisher
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Imprint name
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Publication date
    20 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    ""Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth Friendly Home Design" (Rizzoli; $45), by Richard Olsen, a former editor at Architectural Digest, is a breezy history of the genre, tracing its roots from Henry Thoreau to Carl Jung, and from Helen and Scott Nearing, whose mid-century subsistence living experiment in Vermont and Maine prefigured the '70s-era back-to-the-landers, to Lloyd Kahn, once the shelter editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, and the dean of the hand-built movement." "New York Times ""What Richard Olsen has assembled is an attractive and engaging book, suitable for coffee table, bookshelf, or drawing board. Through interviews, research, and the collaboration of his photographers Lucy Goodhart and Kodiak Greenwood, he has created a beautifully tactile storybook about a passion to build." "New York Journal of Books ""This tale is a lot more than hippies and hot tubs, however. Olsen provides a thorough history of the owner-built, woodbutcher movement from places like Big Sur, California, and Prickly Mountain, Vermont. And he addresses the sources of handcraft construction: Buddhist architecture of Japan, Norwegians cabins, Sea Ranch in California, Gaudi, Maybeck, and Jung, to name a few). Works from Europe and Australia provide an international context." "Architectural Record ""If you are like me, interested in environmentally friendly design and unique style in the home, you will appreciate this book." Mid-Century-Modern.net