The Small Adobe House

The Small Adobe House

by Agnesa Reeve
     
 

Building or remodeling an adobe house is an artistic endeavor, with all the satisfaction—and occasional frustration—of any artistic effort. But once you’ve lived sheltered by adobe walls, you won’t want anything else.

Introducing the traditional ins and outs of each architectural element—roofs and ceilings, doors, windows, floors,

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Overview

Building or remodeling an adobe house is an artistic endeavor, with all the satisfaction—and occasional frustration—of any artistic effort. But once you’ve lived sheltered by adobe walls, you won’t want anything else.

Introducing the traditional ins and outs of each architectural element—roofs and ceilings, doors, windows, floors, walls, and portals--The Small Adobe House is both an introduction to adobe structures and an idea book for people who want to remodel a classic home or build a new one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586850654
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
07/18/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

No one who does not live in an adobe house can imagine the bond that exists between house and resident. Walking into an adobe is like walking into welcoming arms. This is not just fantasy: adobe walls envelop you with a cool respite on a sweltering day and cozy warmth on a frigid one. The material itself provides these qualities, but the "look" of an adobe house--or one of the various looks--is also part of the welcome.

Meet the Author

Agnesa reeve, is past president of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Her writings about south-western architecture and cuisine have been published in journals, and her books include From Hacienda to Bungalow and Cooking with a Handful of Ingredients. She lives in Santa Fe.

Robert Reck is a contributing photographer to Architectural Digest and has been published in most of the major architectural journals world wide, including Architecture, Architectural Record, A+U, and Houser.

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