The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

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An illustrated look at the surprisingly versatile cabin, with outstanding examples from around the country

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Overview

An illustrated look at the surprisingly versatile cabin, with outstanding examples from around the country

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A place of sanctuary, away from the world; a place of simple living and communion with nature; a place of peace and quiet…the cabin. This is a lavish photographic exploration of cabins of various styles and settings, all with several things in common: the natural beauty of their surroundings; simplicity of design; compact, multipurpose quarters; and a feeling of "physical and emotional warmth." The term "cabin fever" will take on a whole new meaning for readers of this fabulous, fantasy-inducing book.
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"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561586448
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 285,759
  • Product dimensions: 9.52 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2001

    Handsome dream book

    Actually, I love this book, but I give it three stars because it does not go far enough. It's a nice dream book with wonderful photography of cabins around the country. My favorite book on this subject, however, is called SECOND HOME, and it also has wonderful photography of getaways from coast to coast, but it blends those house tours with information I can use to plan my own retreat (which I am doing!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    Genius

    Mulfinger is a genius and with Davis his visions come alive!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2003

    Great photography

    The book has a large number of high quality photos of just about every type of cabin in all parts of the country. From log cabins to modern cabins - there in here! Lots of inspirational ideas and basic floor plans.

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