A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

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Penguin, Dec 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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At a turning point in his life, writer Michael Pollan found himself dreaming of a small wood-frame hut in the woods near his house--a place to work, but also a "shelter for daydreams." Weaving the practical with the philosophical, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work. Line drawings throughout. Size C. 320 pp. National ads & publicity. 35,000 print.
 

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Review: A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder

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In typical Michael Pollan fashion, this book weaves the practical and the philosophical with insight, erudition, and a lot of self-deprecating wit. Read full review

Review: A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder

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I loved this book. If you like buildings and archiecture, Michael Pollan writes whole chapters about windows, about foundations - it sounds boring but it is not. The author is building a small one room building for himself, and he learns how to build as he goes. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Place of My Own
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
Sources
Index

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Michael Pollan is the author of the award-winning Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, which received the QPB New Visions prize in 1991. He is editor at large of Harper's Magazine and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. Pollan lives in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac. His e-mail address is: pollan@aol.com.

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