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Earth to Spirit: In Search of Natural Architecture
     

Earth to Spirit: In Search of Natural Architecture

by David Pearson, William McDonough (Foreword by)
 
In 'Earth to Spirit, ' Pearson continues his personal odyssey to discover the secret of buildings that emphasize the beauty and freedom of nature and create a sense of physical and spiritual well-being.

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In 'Earth to Spirit, ' Pearson continues his personal odyssey to discover the secret of buildings that emphasize the beauty and freedom of nature and create a sense of physical and spiritual well-being.

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Library Journal
Continuing in the tradition of Pearson's best-selling The Natural House Book (LJ 11/15/89), this New Age approach to eco-architecture touts a variety of "environmentally clean" and "spiritually healthy" buildings from around the world and through the centuries. Beginning, predictably, with a somewhat random discussion of ancient models deemed environmentally correct, Pearson, a London-based architect, guides the reader through a miscellany of organic styles ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Steiner to the works of contemporary counterparts. While a valuable and at times inspiring overview of the emerging trend of vernacular architecture as pharmacon, the book's cursory and desultory approach exasperates. A brief bibliography and an 18-term glossary complete this rather disappointing work. Too scant to be of academic interest, this may be useful as a source of inspiration in popular collections.-Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811807319
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.61(d)

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