Lloyd Kahn, Bob Easton
Shelter Publications, Inc., 1990 - Architecture - 176 pages
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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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
This is perhaps the finest book I have ever purchased. I've had it for more than 30 years. It's worn and torn and beautiful. I like it because it expresses mans capacity to build creatively and alternatively. When I buit my second house I had this one under my arm to give me confidence to do what ever came to mind, and to remember that a home is really a home when you build it to live in and no to sell. When you build your dreams. Decades late I still love my adobe style house built with recycled materials and hand made bricks. My garden is a bamboo jungle and my sunny side of the gouse is completly glass and looks into the jungle with its birds and frogs. My toilet is huge like my grandmothers was, and it looks straight out into the jungle. It also gave me the courage to ignore councils and to stand up for the right to build creativly without constantly applying for permits.