Monday, March 9, 2009

New title from San Francisco's Lloyd Kahn, focused on an idiosyncratic collection of owner-built houses scattered in various undisclosed coastal locations between California and British Columbia. Gorgeous full page color photographs of shaped roofs, Escher staircases, stained glass and weird hippie fantasies that would be right at home in The Dark Crystal or on Endor's forest moon. Lots of construction details, too; the book's as suitable for builders as it is for architectural tourists. The first of a number of new books on sustainability, permaculture, self-sufficiency and green design, stocked at both stores.