The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

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Taunton Press, 2001 - Architecture - 250 pages
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Proving less is more, this collection features an array of cabin design styles and materials--from sticks and stones to sheet metal and glass. Features designs and floor plans for 37 inspirational cabins from all across the country. 248 full-color photos. 50 illustrations.
 

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Eye candy that is, as claimed, "inspiration" for having a cabin some day. If this book doesn't leave you wishing you had a remote retreat to which you can escape, something is wrong. Read full review

The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

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These two books are fine additions to the literature of architecture and building from Taunton Press, best known for the magazines Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding. In an introduction and six ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
2
Start with a LifeSize Model MINNESOTA
24
The Community Cabin MINNESOTA
30
A Family Tradition WISCONSIN
36
A Cabin of a Different Stripe MISSOURI
42
Steps up a Hillside WISCONSIN
48
Big at Heart MINNESOTA
54
Maintaining Integrity NEW YORK
60
The Traditional Cabin
111
Log Cabin with a View MONTANA
118
More than the Sum of Its Parts WASHINGTON
124
Do It Yourself from a Kit WASHINGTON
130
The Modern Cabin
191
Fresh Take on the Log Cabin MONTANA 1 98
198
Just for the Fun of It WISCONSIN
204
Contemporary Dogtrot LOUISIANA
214

Rustic Oasis MISSOURI
66
A Chain of Perfect Cabins MINNESOTA
72
The Transformed Cabin
79
A Clever Conversion MASSACHUSETTS
86
Reviving a Ghost Town MONTANA
92
An Odd Couple NEW YORK
98
Rescuing a Heritage NORTH CAROLINA
104
A Cabin as Ship NOVA SCOTIA
220
In Nature and of Nature WISCONSIN
226
The Call of Loons and Ospreys MINNESOTA
232
Floating on a Wisconsin Prairie WISCONSIN
238
A Salute to Frank Lloyd Wright MONTANA
244
CREDITS
250
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Minnesota architect and renowned "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger has designed cabins all over North America. Principal emeritus of SALA Architects, he teaches a class on cabin design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. Dale is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the author of five books, including the best-selling The Cabin and Back to the Cabin , both published by The Taunton Press.

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