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The Resource Adobe : building and living with earth, Orlando Romero and David Larkin ; photography by Michael Freeman

Adobe : building and living with earth, Orlando Romero and David Larkin ; photography by Michael Freeman

Label
Adobe : building and living with earth
Title
Adobe
Title remainder
building and living with earth
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Romero and David Larkin ; photography by Michael Freeman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The use of earth as a building material is as old as civilization. For the twentieth-century American, the process is most familiar in the sun-dried brick called adobe and the architectural style characteristic of the desert Southwest and the mission buildings of California." "Here, in more than two hundred pictures and a lucid, informed text, is the story of building and living with earth - from North and West Africa to the Iberian Peninsula, from the centuries-old Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe to the modern homes of the wealthy in the hills near Taos." "Essential to the story of adobe is the experience of construction itself, which is a communal act - families and friends engaged in the making of bricks and the raising of walls and rafters (called vigas), and the unique skill of applying the protective and beautifying plaster, a task often left to the talented women known as enjaradoras." "Adobe describes the wide variety of earthen architecture: the stark grandeur of the Taos pueblo; light-filled artists' studios; the typical hacienda with its living spaces surrounding a sunlit courtyard; and new houses designed to maintain a tradition yet providing abundant comfort and pleasure."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romero, Orlando
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Larkin, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Building, Adobe
Label
Adobe : building and living with earth, Orlando Romero and David Larkin ; photography by Michael Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A David Larkin book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30074624
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780395566930
Lccn
94011692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1690352
Label
Adobe : building and living with earth, Orlando Romero and David Larkin ; photography by Michael Freeman
Publication
Note
"A David Larkin book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30074624
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780395566930
Lccn
94011692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1690352

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