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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder i A room of one s own is there anybody who hasn t at one time or another wished for such a place hasn t turned those soft words over until they d assumed a habitable shape i .
When writer Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden the result was an award winning treatise on the borders between nature and contemporary life the acclaimed bestseller i Second Nature i Now Pollan turns his sharp insight to the craft of building as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one room structure on his rural Connecticut property a place in which he hoped to read write and daydream built with his two own unhandy hands .
Invoking the titans of architecture literature and philosophy from Vitrivius to Thoreau from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints joints and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of houseness itself From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed complex process of creating a finished structure At once superbly written informative and enormously entertaining i A Place of My Own i is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape and how we might shape them ourselves .
i A Place of My Own i recounts his two and a half year journey of discovery in an absorbing narrative that deftly weaves the day to day work of design and building from siting to blueprint from the pouring of foundations to finish carpentry with reflections on everything form the power of place to shape our lives to the question of what constitutes real work in a technological society .
A book about craft that is itself beautifully crafted linking the world of the body and material things with the realm of mind heart and spirit i A Place of My Own i has received extraordinary praise