|By (author):||Mulfinger, Dale|
|Subject:||ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential|
|ARCHITECTURE / General|
|HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction|
|HOUSE & HOME / House Plans|
|Publisher:||The Taunton Press|
|Size:||10.00in x 9.50in x 0.69in|
|From The Publisher*|
Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. His first book, The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway, has sold almost 200,000 copies and has consistently been the leading book in the category since it was published in 2001. In this new collection of 37 cabins, Mulfinger rekindles his love for this treasured American icon with fresh insight and seasoned strategies for the logic, utility, and beauty of cabin design.
While Dale's earlier books have focused on smaller cabins (1,600 sq. ft. and below), this one will be less about size and more about the living experience. The Family Cabin will feature new and old family compounds from across North America, much as The Cabin and Back to the Cabin have done. New structures explore the prospect of family bonding, where old ones tell the tales of generations of family use. Since the beginning of the 20th century, cabin retreats have had a unique place in the lives and lore of many American families. In the 21st century, cabin creation continues with new forms and materials that give shelter at nature's doorstep.
"For over four generations, sporting cabins have been an important part of the L.L. Bean family. They have served as a focal point for family togetherness, fond memories and a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Through these experiences, I know firsthand the sense of rejuvenation and enrichment that can only come from time spent in a cabin with family and friends, and Mr. Mulfinger's new book captures the essence of this sentiment and so much more."
"The Family Cabin embraces the charming comforts of structures that hold centuries of stories and the modern marvels of architectural innovation, introducing you to the visionaries that make a homeowners dream a reality."
"Architect and cabinologist Dale Mulfinger possesses an intuitive sense about the depp affection we hold for our cabins. Mulfinger captures our longing for these getaways as well as their endurance and continuing evolution."
"Cabinologist Dale Mulfinger writes 'cabins are sometimes a dream waiting to be dreamt.' The Family Cabin allows us to share this dream as we consider page after wonderful page of cabins in all shapes and sizes."
"In our time of outsized houses and budgets to match, Dale Mulfinger's book The Family Cabin brings us all back down to earth. Mulfinger's books and teachings on cabins keep us real and are the perfect antidote to a house culture gone somewhat mad."
"When it comes to all things cabin, Dale gets it. The Family Cabin is bound to be another great hit!"
"Dale Mulfinger is the friend you invite to your cabin before it's built. He shares your passion for simple and functional space. He understands your need to have a cabin and he knows your family before you ever meet. Dale assures us that spending time at a cabin is a good thing to do."
"The cabins (and now camps and cottages) Mulfinger documents are the stuff dreams are made of, evoking memories of wonderful summer vacations in cabins near a lake, in the woods or in a mountain landscape. Mulfinger's new book might well have been entitled Dreaming of Your Family Cabin."