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Room for Thought: Rethinking Home and Community Design Paperback – Sep 30 2005

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada (Sept. 30 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143050044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143050049
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #638,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Friedman is a whirlwind of energy, ebullience, and no-nonsense arguments.' -- Canadian Geographic

About the Author

Avi Friedman is the author of four books, all on housing: The Grow Home, Planning the New Suburbia, The Adaptable House, and Peeking through the Keyhole (with David Krawitz). He has written numerous articles on subjects ranging from construction technology to neighborhood planning for academic and trade publications in both Canada and the United States. His syndicated column has appeared in the CanWest chain of newspapers since August 2000. Friedman's designs for housing prototypes-such as the Grow Home and the New Home-are renowned internationally for their innovation. He is also the winner of numerous design awards. Friedman lives in Montreal and teaches at the McGill School of Architecture.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 1 2005
Format: Paperback
I had only a passing interest in community design and no knowledge of architecture before picking up this book, but I was hooked from the very first page. Avi Friedman is one of the most lucid, entertaining writers I know of. This book consists of a number of short articles of his that can be read by themselves in no particular order, which ads to the casual reader's enjoyment of this book. Each article, however, offers much food for thought, and I am certain this book will appeal not only to casual readers but also to people seriously interested in community design. Highly recommended.
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