This massive-layout and generously illustrated e book captures the visionary strategy to the land embraced in designs for The Sea Ranch, the deliberate neighborhood that has grow to be a touchstone of Sixties West Coast modernism.
Situated on a 10-mile stretch of rugged Northern California beach, The Sea Ranch used to be conceived by way of Alfred Boeke as a retreat from city dwelling with connection to nature as a tenet. This hanging e book examines the advance of the website’s grasp plan and iconic early designs via sketches, drawings, and up to date and archival pictures of its extraordinary landscapes and unique wooden-framed systems. It options the paintings of architects Lawrence Halprin, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Charles Moore, William Turnbull, Donlyn Lyndon, Richard Whitaker, and Joseph Esherick. A selection of essays that imagine The Sea Ranch relating to in style recreational locations and inside the context of the architectural historical past of California are observed by way of conversations with designers and others related to the mission from its inception. This e book showcases the exemplary stability among land stewardship and modernist structure that has made The Sea Ranch a style for dwelling in solidarity with nature.
Copublished by way of the San Francisco Museum of Up to date Artwork and DelMonico Books