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The Sea Ranch Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

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$ 60.00 | £ 45.00

Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7913-5784-3

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US December 24, 2018
UK December 31, 2018

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This large-format and generously illustrated book captures the visionary approach to the land embraced in designs for The Sea Ranch, the planned community that has become a touchstone of 1960s West Coast modernism.

Situated on a ten-mile stretch of rugged Northern California coastline, The Sea Ranch was conceived as a retreat from urban living with connection to nature as a guiding principle. This striking book examines the development of the site’s master plan and iconic early designs through sketches, drawings, and contemporary and archival photographs of its astonishing landscapes and distinctive timber-framed structures. A collection of essays that consider The Sea Ranch in relation to popular leisure destinations and within the context of the architectural history of California are accompanied by conversations with designers and others associated with the project from its inception. This book showcases the exemplary balance between land stewardship and modernist architecture that has made The Sea Ranch a model for living in harmony with nature.

JOSEPH BECKER is Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His previous books include Allied Works Architecture: Dwelling and Lebbeus Woods, Architect.

JENNIFER DUNLOP FLETCHER is Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her previous books include Lebbeus Woods, Architect and A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living (Prestel).

With contributions from Simon Sadler, Mary Griffin, Anna Halprin, Chip Lord, Curtis Shreier, Donlyn Lyndon, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Hardcover, 176 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 126 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5784-3

$ 60.00 | £ 45.00

Publishing House: Prestel

COMING SOON
Release date:
US December 24, 2018
UK December 31, 2018