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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (May 5 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568989458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568989457
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 21.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Color photos throughout display projects and emphasize earth architecture achievement April 14 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The world's first skyscrapers were built of mud brick and many famous Americans lived in earth houses at different points in their lives: this said, there have been few books on the contemporary architecture of earth houses, making EARTH ARCHITECTURE a real winner for any college-level arts collection. It surveys over forty projects and profiles the beauty of earth architecture, offering chapters covering new, creative uses of earth in buildings. Color photos throughout display projects and emphasize earth architecture achievement.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Must-Have Among Architecture Books Jan. 29 2009
By Shelley S. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In this beautifully designed and written book, eartharchitecture.org founder and professor, Ronald Rael takes a close look at modern earth architecture and how it is a harmonious material in today's world. Earth Architecture exposes some of the most well-kept secrets in modern architecture, some historical references and beautiful photography of the most contemporary buildings in the world made of mud. In continuing my own research on mud architecture, I also found Rael to be a wonderful speaker on the topic in this live interview [...] Take a listen to the last 20% of this news broadcast to hear from Rael directly. He has a knack for making people say "wow...very interesting."
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Book Feb. 4 2009
By Hollan H. Holmes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is an integral part of my growing alternative architecture library. The images and text are inspiring, to say the least. Among the most attractive books on the subject currently being offered. Well written and well designed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Disapointed but its my fault for not reading the reviews! May 17 2013
By Paul A. Tomlinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
3 stars for the pictures and the introduction.

The content is suited to those interested in architecture, not those intent on earth building.

Even the pictures mostly show larger elements of the building rather than details though some of the details are very interesting.

An architect probably would really like this book, but if you want to get rour hands dirty, do yourself a big favor and get "Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series)"
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
More architecture than rammed earth Sept. 13 2012
By T. A. H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
More suited to those interested in architecture than earth building. The pictures mostly show larger elements of the building rather than details. Each building gets only a few pages, usually four. One page is usually text or mostly text. The text is rarely or never critical of the buildings depicted. Good for getting ideas about the potentials of earth building but not much else.


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