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NYJB, "Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth Friendly House Design" by Richard Olsen
NYJB reviewer Gordon S. Grice: "Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design Richard Olsen has presented a valuable survey of the development of this building type over the past 75 years. The book is beautiful, informative, and beguiling"
Mr. Grice also writes, "What Richard Olsen has assembled is an attractive and engaging book, suitable for coffee table, bookshelf, or drawing board. Through interviews, research, and the collaboration of his photographers Lucy Goodhart and Kodiak Greenwood, he has created a beautifully tactile storybook about a passion to build"
Gordon S. Grice also adds, "The rich amber and warm grays of untreated, unpainted wood fill the pages of the book. There are unmilled lumber, tree-trunk columns with the bark still on, chain-saw-carved doors, slabs, twigs, limbs, and trunks used as rafters, beams, and furniture. Mr. Olsen quotes a young boy who, after visiting the San Diego area house of James and Ann Hubbell, wrote a thank-you note, saying “Mr. Hubbell makes houses that trees aren’t embarrassed to stand next to"
To read New York Journal of Books reviewer Gordon S. Grice's full review of "Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design" by Richard Olsen visit http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/
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