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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (Nov. 13 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789311925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789311924
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.3 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #631,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The rustic connotation of the cabin, with basic comfort, is a starting point for Paul. However, it is the relationship of the cabin to its surroundings and its occupants that defines its substance and character. Paul focuses on 29 cabins with unique aesthetic-architectural appeal. She includes a little-known Nevada cabin designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and settings as varied as dunes and mountains. But it is the placement of the cabin--its use and purposes for the occupant--upon which its aesthetic function turns. Paul's photographs and writing bring to life old cabins made new, new cabins made to look old, numerous designs that appear to envelop or reflect a part of the landscape, and others to stand out. What is particularly appealing is how the cabins' occupants have incorporated the outdoors and scenery into interior living space. The sizes, styles, materials, and interiors are quite varied and beautiful. The emphasis on the organic function of the cabin, as well as Paul's stunning photographs, brings to life an inviting quest to get away. Vernon Ford
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
An okay coffee table book of cabins Feb. 19 2011
By KV Trout - Published on
Format: Hardcover
"the cabin book" is a somewhat misleading title. "the" implies this is a fundamentally useful or all-encompassing book on cabins. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is basically just a coffee table book, a picture book of cabins.

If you are looking for a coffee table book for your guests to flip through while you're in the kitchen preparing coffee, okay, then this might be for you. Or if you are looking for design ideas (not actual designs), you might want to look through this. If that is the case, you don't need to buy it, just flip through it at the bookstore or borrow it from the library.

This book is no more - and no less - than a picture book of cabins with an attempt at description as to why this or that design is good and pointing out its unique features.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Cabins? -- Not! Feb. 23 2012
By Mr. Winter - Published on
Format: Hardcover
A well designed book with nice photography, but as another reviewer mentions, the title is a misnomer. These are high-end, architecturally-designed buildings, made with big money. The introduction mentions Frank Lloyd Wright's cabins, so that should give you an idea of the genre of these buildings -- cabins for millionaires.
The author writes about cabins reconnecting people with nature, but most of these buildings would be an interference to that end: getting back to nature is not about smothering yourself in luxury. Some of the descriptions are informative, others are a bit fluffy. She quotes Gary Snyder, but these buildings don't walk his talk, not by a long shot.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
a nice book Jan. 6 2014
By gerbra - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Nice coffee table book. Some beautiful pictures. I would have liked more pictures an house plans an a little more unique houses to look at but that is just a personal preference. Book was in good condition. prompt postage.
25 of 38 people found the following review helpful
the cabin book is just super! Dec 11 2004
By Richard E. Silc - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I just received this book in the mail from Amazon. It is wonderful, it is art. It is everything and much, much more. If you want to get design ideas for a crafted cabin of quality, THIS IS THE BOOK!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Cabins for All Feb. 12 2010
By j. j. molloy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book shows a good number of styles of architecture for the cabin from small and compact to large and lodge-like. Enjoyable from start to finish.