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Pages: 480

Language: English

Publisher: New Society Publishers; Revised Edition edition (2 April 2015)

By: Joseph F. Kennedy(Editor) Michael Smith(Editor) Catherine Wanek(Editor)

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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.

Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about:

  • The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health
  • What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home
  • Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each
  • How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world.

Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building.

Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders.

Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House.

Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.


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  • By M. littler on 5 September 2009

    Three stars is a bit harsh. This is a terriffic introduction to natural building, with hundreds of example buildings with well presented technical detail and photographs. I think this an excellent reference for those wishing to introduce themselves to many techniques of "natural building".After so much effort has obviously been put into illustrating this book, I cannot understand why it has been printed in black and white. Virtually every page has excellent photographs and diagrams, but with the exception of a couple of token colour pages, all the photographs are a disappointing monochrome grey. I hope this book will be re-published with full colour illustration, and then someone will give it the five stars that it deserves.

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