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Mill: The History and Future of Naturally Powered Buildings

Mill: The History and Future of Naturally Powered Buildings

by David Larkin, Paul Rocheleau
     
 
The counterpart to his best-selling Barn: The Art of a Working Building and years in the making, David Larkin's latest visual documentary book is a tour of the intriguing architecture of mills from their medieval beginnings to present day uses. Windmills, watermills, gristmills, sawmills and other kinds of naturally powered buildings from throughout the United

Overview

The counterpart to his best-selling Barn: The Art of a Working Building and years in the making, David Larkin's latest visual documentary book is a tour of the intriguing architecture of mills from their medieval beginnings to present day uses. Windmills, watermills, gristmills, sawmills and other kinds of naturally powered buildings from throughout the United States and Europe are revealed in unique, stunning photographs and drawings. Here, you'll discover mills still in full use, historically restored mills, as well as mills that have been converted into splendidly charming contemporary living spaces. In one chapter, stories documenting the complete restoration of gristmills are captured in picture-by-picture sequences. Also documented is the transformation of a towering early nineteenth-century English windmill into a beautifully appointed home-an outstanding representation of the possibilities these structures offer for today's lifestyle.

The highly engaging history and profound beauty of these handcrafted structures-all presented in print for the first time-will attract anyone interested in history, architecture, and historic preservation.

Author Bio: David Larkin is a renowned editor, author and book designer whose previous titles include Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks, Shaker Built, Barn and Farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789305015
Publisher:
Universe Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 12.38(h) x 1.03(d)

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