Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring DesignAuthor(s): Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, Barbara Winslow

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561585335

Cost: $34.95

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Product Description:
Clearly written and profusely illustrated, Patterns of Home brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction in the design or remodel of their homes. Patterns of Home promises to become the “design bible” for homeowners and architects. The 10 patterns described in the book — among them, “capturing light” and “the flow through rooms” — are drawn from hundreds of principles and presented with clarity by the authors, renowned architects who have designed homes together for more than 30 years. Insightful tours of 33 homes also bring the essential design concepts to life. This book will jump-start the design process and make the difference between a home that satisfies material requirements — and one that meets the personal needs of a home. “Patterns of Home gives us the tools to make our houses truly wonderful places to live.” — Sarah Susanka

300 photos and 50 illustrations
282 pages, hardcover, 2002

Unbuilding

Author(s): David MacAulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

ISBN: 0395294576

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Unbuilding

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover
78 pages
September 1980

Book Description
It is not a work of nonfiction but a work of fantasy, and not the story of the making of the skyscraper but the story of the unmaking of a very particular one, the Empire State Building… The exquisite drawing style that marked Mr. Macaulay’s earlier works on architecture remains as whimsical as ever. — New York Times Book Review Booklist Editors’ Choice

Horn Book Fanfare Selection
IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

Card catalog description
This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

A Home for the Soul : A Guide for Dwelling With Spirit and Imagination

Author(s): Anthony Lawlor

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0517704005

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A Home for the Soul : A Guide for Dwelling With Spirit and Imagination

1 Ed
Hardcover
Publication date: November 1997

Philosophy and Religion Editor’s Recommended Book, 01/01/98:
Mindfulness has become a common religious buzzword. In A Home for the Soul award-winning architect Anthony Lawlor shows us how to decorate a home that encourages mindfulness from every bathroom and bibelot. Despite a (perhaps unavoidable) tendency toward camp and solipsism, the stunning photographs and insights into the potentially sacred details of domestic living prompt you to pay closer attention to your immediate environment. For example, “Books are like small altars, each page serving as a threshold for crossing into realms of broadened vision.” Investing the items around us with soulful symbolism is like living in a temple of one’s own design.

Synopsis:
Perceiving and creating a home that uplifts the soul is the purpose of this book that invites readers to discover the abode of inspiration and delight hidden within their homes. Proceeding from kitchen to bedroom to garden, explaining how rooms and spaces can be arranged to harmonize with one’s deepest self, Lawlor gives creative, practical suggestions for decorating, renovating and even building houses and apartments that will nurture the spirit.

150 photos, 75 in color.

Simply Build Green : A Technical Guide to the Ecological Houses at the Findhorn Foundation

Simply Build GreenAuthor(s): John Talbott

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1899171908

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Simply Build Green : A Technical Guide to the Ecological Houses at the Findhorn Foundation

Revised
Paperback, 224 pages
Publication date: September 1997

The theory, practice and products used in the Eco-Village Project at Findhorn. Combines standard building techniques and methods with the basic philosophy of ecological building and its application. Includes many b&w pictures.