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Driftwood Shacks: Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast -Contributor(s): Kahn, Lloyd (Author)

Driftwood Shacks: Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast -Contributor(s): Kahn, Lloyd (Author)

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Driftwood Shacks: Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast 
Contributor(s): Kahn, Lloyd (Author)

ISBN: 0936070803    EAN: 9780936070803
Publisher: Shelter Publications   
US SRP: $19.95 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: March 12, 2019
Physical Info: 0.7" H x 8.6" L x 8.6" W (1.5 lbs) 160 pages

Appreciate the artistic beauty of driftwood shacks and other beachcombing wonders with this unique hardcover photography book.

Beach life is fantastic, and perhaps nothing captures the quirky nature of those drawn to a place where the ocean meets sand like driftwood shacks. Anonymous builders construct unique and whimsical structures. They're shaped by whatever materials lie nearby and are ephemeral--short-lived victims of wind, waves, and high tides.

Lloyd Kahn has spent many years hiking and camping along Northern California beaches. As an author and expert on building, he has always been fascinated by driftwood shacks. At first, he simply studied and admired them, but he soon began photographing them. Driftwood Shacks compiles his favorites from over the years. It features 60 structures, as well as the following:

    • Sculptures, seaweed, and sunsets
    • Birds, sea lions, sea otters, and whalebones
    • Anglers, surfers, sea caves, and beach art
    • A section on the Lost Coast

Driftwood Shacks is a coffee-table book for beachcombers and lovers everywhere, all sharing a deep, emotional connection to the ocean and its surroundings.

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands.

He started publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly graphic books on homemade building, all interrelated. The books "The Shelter Library Of Building Books" include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014).

Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set amid a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers.

You can check out videos (one with over 700,000 views) on Lloyd by searching YouTube: http: //>

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