Shelter

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Lloyd Kahn
Shelter Publications, Inc., 2000 - Architecture - 176 pages
8 Reviews
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.
 

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User Review  - seagreen - LibraryThing

Got this from the library a few years ago, and still feel inspired by it. Shelter takes one back to the feel of the early 70's, of the back-to-the-land movement of the time, that perhaps some of us ... Read full review

Shelter

User Review  - Overstock.com

This book was delivered promptly and in exactly the condition expected. It is a replacement copy for an old reference book that I had only fond memories of. It puts modern shelter in a unique light ... Read full review

Contents

CAVES HUTS TENTS
Shelter
Caves
Masai Ethopia Kabre
Tents
Early Timber James Aclaud

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