The Place of Houses by Charles MooreThe Place of Houses by Charles Moore

The Place of Houses

byCharles Moore, Gerald Allen, Donlyn Lyndon

Paperback | April 17, 2001

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Richly illustrated with houses large and small, old and new, with photographs, plans, and cutaway drawings, this is a book for people who want a house but who may not know what they really need, or what they have a right to expect.

The authors establish the basis for good building by examining houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, California, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, where the authors attempt to create a community. These examples demonstrate how individual houses can express the care, energies, and dreams of the people who live in them, and can contribute to a larger sense of place.
Charles Moore(1925-94) was Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale, Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, and O'Neil Ford Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas.Donlyn Lyndon,Professor of Architectureatt...
Title:The Place of HousesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:315 pages, 7.5 × 9.25 × 0.77 inPublished:April 17, 2001Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520223578

ISBN - 13:9780520223578

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"For anyone thinking about building a new house, this is probably the book I'd recommend first. . . What's so great about THE PLACE OF HOUSES? It's the way it says, with rare eloquence, that houses are not about their architects."--"Boston Globe