The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

by Dale Mulfinger, Susan E. Davis
     
 

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This illustrated look at the the versatile cabin shows how people are building, reclaiming, transforming, or buying this basic form of residential architecture. Features 37 examples of the four basic styles, along with site plans and floor plans. 248 full-color photos. 50 color illustrations.See more details below

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This illustrated look at the the versatile cabin shows how people are building, reclaiming, transforming, or buying this basic form of residential architecture. Features 37 examples of the four basic styles, along with site plans and floor plans. 248 full-color photos. 50 color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Hark back to the basics and discover 37 unique cabins across the country.... All are so inviting, you'll want to grab the marshmallows and head to the woods."
Library Journal
These two books are fine additions to the literature of architecture and building from Taunton Press, best known for the magazines Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding. In an introduction and six chapters, Obolensky, who collaborated with Sarah Susanka on The Not So Large House, presents 52 garages, from basic to elaborate. Various styles and purposes are illustrated, including workshops, hobby shops, living spaces, and parking spaces. The extraordinary photography that accompanies the precise text brings the glory of the "Garage Mahal" to life. The result is whimsical in tone yet serious in design and execution detail. Architect Mulfinger and writer/editor Davis accomplish much the same for the cabin. In four chapters "Rustic," "Transformed," "Traditional," and "Modern" they present 36 cabins from across the United States. In addition to exterior and interior photographs, colored renderings of site plans are included where needed. The authors also emphasize the importance of mood and environment. While this book is a bit more serious than Garage, the joy in the discovery of great design operates strongly here as well. These extraordinarily well-produced books are enthusiastically recommended, particularly in communities strong in second-home construction. Alex Hartmann, Williamsport, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561586448
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
345,070
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.65(d)

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Meet the Author

Dale Mulfinger is a principle of SALA Architects Inc., of Minneapolis, Stillwater, and Excelsior, Minnesota. He is an adjunct architecture professor at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches a class on cabin design. Mulfinger has designed homes and cabins throughout North and South America and is the author of "The Cabin" (The Taunton Press, 2001).

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