A Place of My Own

A Place of My Own

The Architecture of Daydreams

Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440655647
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • 18 and up

Overview

At a turning point in his life, writer Michael Pollan found himself dreaming of a small wood-frame hut in the woods near his house–a place to work, but also a "shelter for daydreams." Weaving the practical with the philosophical, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work. Line drawings throughout. Size C. 320 pp. National ads & publicity. 35,000 print.
A Place of My Own

A Place of My Own

Michael Pollan

Praise

“A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”
-Chicago Tribune

“A captivating and informative adventure.”
-John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

“An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body, and the human spirit.”
-Francine du Plessix Gray

Table of Contents

A Place of My OwnPreface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Room of One’s Own
Chapter 2: The Site
Chapter 3: On Paper
Chapter 4: Footings
Chapter 5: Framing
Chapter 6: The Roof
Chapter 7: Windows
Chapter 8: Finish Work

Sources
Index

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