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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (19 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936070110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936070117
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 27.7 x 36.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"How very fine it is to leaf through a 176-page book on architecture -- and find no palaces, no pyramids or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins or Pentagons in sight...instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety."


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I am currently researching for a book on alternative housing and found a second hand edition of this book in a bookstore - it looks very much like I was beaten to it by these guys. They've done an excellent job - with articles on Tipis, domes and even pictures of a squatted housing community in London. I especially like the small black an white picture of the driftwood house built on top of a waterfall... The only reason I wouldn't give this 5 stars is because of the format of the book - Its the same size as a broadsheet newspaper (although this may have changed with newer printing of this title) and with around 200 pages is even more difficult to read on the train.
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Wow! 6 stars!

Get lost in this book forever! Be inspired! I keep on finding new stuff in this all the time, loads of great ideas, amazing stories. I think the format makes it even more fun and loads of hand drawn sketches give you loads of inspiration. Check out Homework too and see how many people shelter has inspired. I love it, i bet you will too.
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I came across this book in a holiday home and enjoyed it so much I decided to order it from Amazon.
`Shelter' is a collection of photographs and housing wisdom originally assembled by Lloyd Kahn in 1973. The book could be categorised as being somewhere between a coffee-table book and DIY/lifestyle manual. As such `Shelter' can be dipped into for visual interest or for more in-depth reading.
Not only is there a vast selection of photography of different types of housing from around the globe but there are useful pages on everything from woodland management to assembling and putting up one's own timber frame. The main point the book appears to make is that a real home cannot and should not be mass produced, and that "shelter" can be as much about personal expression as about being a means to keep warm and dry.
I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in sustainable and hand-made building techniques. There are also other books created by Lloyd and Shelter Publications that follow on from this book which may also be of interest; this includes a book about septic systems!
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Was a gift for my partner who is into the bushcraft, survival type holidays. He loved it. I think it's one of those classic handbooks. All sorts of dwellings from all over the world. He loved it and is planning a creation for the garden.
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I love this book - My DIY career is primarily focussed on the rebuilding of my 1895 Victorian Terrace, but the book nevertheless inspired my self build kitchen extension built from the contents of other people's skips and what I can do in the present governments "planning" holiday without offending either my neighbours or destroying the planet. Maybe a chapter or a page on Walter Segal's work, would be a good revision, though this might give it a Eurocentric turn that might negatively effect the flavour.

Robin Brown
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Very informative book with lots of pictures to illustrate all different biulding methods and types.
The orther gives a short history of the peoples, landscapes and building styles from country to country.
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This book is perfect for anyone interested in shelter, as a building project or research project! Wonderful pictures and diagrams examining almost every existing and extinct shelter in history.
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Great book. Full of stuff to look at and to read. Makes great gift for hippies who love to dream about moving, to a house made of tyres and mud.
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