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The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getawayby Dale Mulfinger
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"The Cabin is our heart's retreat" write the authors, and what a wonderful place to escape to. Building on the theory that less is more, The Cabin takes this idyllic retreat from mind's eye to reality — with striking photographs and ample charm. In this one-of-a-kind book, you'll discover an amazing array of design styles and materials — from sticks and stones to sheet metal and glass. You'll find 37 inspirational cabins from all over the country showing how people are building, reclaiming and transforming this unique American dwelling. The Cabin celebrates the appeal of this unique form or retreat, providing inspiration and practical ideas for realizing your own cabin dream.
Based on design, shape, age and material, the cabins are divided into four distinct styles: rustic, traditional, modern and transformed. Whatever the style, each is a classic American getaway. The Cabin features 37 inspirational cabins from around all over the country; nearly 250 photographs and 50 illustrations; detailed descriptions, site plans, and floor plans.
"The broad spectrum of cabins showcased here, from a one-room rustic to an all-glass Wisconsin aerie, is almost seductive enough to surrender to country-wilderness living. Mulfinger and Davis have done an exemplary job of building the emotional case for cabins — beautiful settings, simple shelter, and at-home feelings." Booklist
"[T]he joy in the discovery of great design operates strongly here." Library Journal
This illustrated look at the the versatile cabin shows how people are building, reclaiming, transforming, or buying this basic form of residential architecture. Features 37 examples of the four basic styles, along with site plans and floor plans. 248 full-color photos. 50 color illustrations.
An illustrated look at the surprisingly versatile cabin, with outstanding examples from around the country
About 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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