Shelter

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Shelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present; a how-to book that includes over 1,250 illustrations; and a Whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. First published in 1973, Shelter remains a source of inspiration and invention. Including the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building, the book covers such topics as dwellings from Iron Age huts to Bedouin tents to Togo's tin-and-thatch houses;...
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Overview


Shelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present; a how-to book that includes over 1,250 illustrations; and a Whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every conceivable material. First published in 1973, Shelter remains a source of inspiration and invention. Including the nuts-and-bolts aspects of building, the book covers such topics as dwellings from Iron Age huts to Bedouin tents to Togo's tin-and-thatch houses; nomadic shelters from tipis to "housecars"; and domes, dome cities, sod iglus, and even treehouses.
The authors recount personal stories about alternative dwellings that illustrate sensible solutions to problems associated with using materials found in the environment - with fascinating, often surprising results.

Over a thousand photos and drawings of houses. It's about simple and beautiful dwellings, natural materials, and human resourcefulness.

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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
This book is an incredible collection of the full spectrum of anything you could consider shelter. It's packed with photos, diagrams and stories of the most fascinating experiments in human habitation you can imagine, and some you won't believe. Ever thought of living ocean side–balnced between two cliff? Warning: prolonged exposure to this book may induce exodus from bland suburban neighborhoods and incite outrageous creations...hopefully.
—Ilene Rosoff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936070117
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 590,628
  • Product dimensions: 11.04 (w) x 14.16 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Caves, Huts, Tents
Native Americans
European Timber
The New World
Barns
Building
Materials
Nomad Living
Dwelling
Domes: Domebook 3
Builders
Energy, Water, Food, Waste
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2003

    A True Classic

    This book is a true classic, incorporating the ideals and morals of the 1960s-70s along with practical, efficient shelter designs. Whether for nostalgia or for technical information this book is a wonderful representation of the ingenuity and ethics bred by a movement of progressive thinkers.

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