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This book explores the depths of adobe and enables the reader to build their own home intelligently and realistically. With an emphasis on adobe construction, McHenry discusses the planning of every aspect of one's home from the financing to the foundation, the floors to the fireplaces. The prospective builder must be prepared for a long period of frustration, doubt, worry, and plain hard work, but the helpful ideas found on the pages of this book will encourage readers to build despite the challenges. McHenry describes this process as a tremendous puzzle, for which one must create and arrange all the pieces, and then live with the result.

McHenry begins with a brief history of adobe and then moves on to the planning of the home, emphasizing the influence of individual ideas. The intention of this book is to help bridge the gap between architects, builders, craftsmen, and the unskilled but determined individual who wants to build their own home. This book outlines the technical aspects of adobe construction with several pictures and figures to simplify production.

The creation of a home, from the earliest design concepts to successful completion, is one of the most rewarding experiences one can ever have. McHenry's Adobe offers a realistic and straightforward guide to "doing it yourself." His advice regarding adobe is useful for professionals and amateurs alike.

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This revised edition includes the modern with the ancient; energy efficiency and code-meeting along with the traditional techniques and aesthetic considerations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816509485
Preface:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Introduction:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Preface by:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Preface:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Introduction by:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Introduction:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Author:
Paul Graham Jr. McHenry
Author:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Author:
McHenry, Paul Graham
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson, Ariz. :
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Amateurs' manuals
Subject:
Building
Subject:
Adobe houses
Subject:
Building, adobe
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Arid Lands Studies
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
D132
Publication Date:
19850831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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