The Small House: An Artful Guide to Affordable Residential Design

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McGraw-Hill, 1986 - Architect-designed houses - 196 pages

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Dickinson is an architect who believes that the small, free-standing house is clearly preferable to condominiums ("nouvelle tenements'') in an era of reduced spatial need and growing costs. Exterior ... Read full review


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A self-styled maverick within the profession, Duo Dickinson, AIA, is an architect in Madison, Connecticut. He is the author of five books on residential design, including The Small House (McGraw-Hill, 1986) and Small Houses for the Next Century (McGraw-Hill, 1995). His design philosophy has been summarized in The New York Times as: "Design it small, make it as beautiful as possible, and practice every trick in the book to keep it as cheap as possible.

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