Synopses & Reviews
The first book published by Ancient City Press, it was written by the late, esteemed Santa Fe architect Lumpkins.
A major, pioneer work on adobe architecture and the first book published by Ancient City Press. Sketches, plans for 22 adobe homes based on old northern N.M. houses; details 1850s Hispanic doors; introductory history of adobe architecture. New preface on passive solar heating systems, 4 added sets of solar house drawings. Lumpkins, a native New Mexican and Santa Fe architect, has also written Modern Spanish Pueblo Homes and Casa del Sol: Your Guide to Passive Solar House Design.
"...the finest short source for adobe home design" -- Book Talk
"... a classic of its kind .... should provide a broad insight into the possibilities for those who may plan to build". -- The Santa Fe Reporter