Earth to Spirit: In Search of Natural Architecture

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With camera in hand, Pearson has traveled the globe, finding glimmers of hope in a rich array of both ancient and modern architecture. His journey spans the history of architecture, leading us back in time to some of the earliest structures fashioned by humanity; to enduring traditional dwellings such as yurts and tipis; and, finally, to contemporary buildings that display a new sensibility to nature. His remarkable photographs reveal how we can integrate architecture into both our lives and our landscapes by ...
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With camera in hand, Pearson has traveled the globe, finding glimmers of hope in a rich array of both ancient and modern architecture. His journey spans the history of architecture, leading us back in time to some of the earliest structures fashioned by humanity; to enduring traditional dwellings such as yurts and tipis; and, finally, to contemporary buildings that display a new sensibility to nature. His remarkable photographs reveal how we can integrate architecture into both our lives and our landscapes by combining the innate wisdom of ecology with a concern for health and spiritual awareness.

From the author of The Natural House Book comes a provocative volume for anyone interested in design, designing or building which integrates the lessons of the past with today's technology to create structures where the land, the home, and the spirit coexist harmoniously. 146 color photos. 18 illustrations.

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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
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811807319
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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