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Short Description for Shelter First published in 1973, this classic counterculture book on organic design and architecture includes over 1,250 illustrations and a "Whole Earth Catalog"-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. 66 color photos.
- Published: 19 June 2000
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780936070117 ISBN 10: 0936070110
- Sales rank: 21,861
Full description for Shelter
Shelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present; a how-to book that includes over 1,250 illustrations; and a Whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. First published in 1973, Shelter remains a source of inspiration and invention. Including the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building, the book covers such topics as dwellings from Iron Age huts to Bedouin tents to Togo's tin-and-thatch houses; nomadic shelters from tipis to "housecars"; and domes, dome cities, sod iglus, and even treehouses.The authors recount personal stories about alternative dwellings that illustrate sensible solutions to problems associated with using materials found in the environment - with fascinating, often surprising results.