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A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

The author of the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature 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.

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ISBN 9780143114741
Published 30 December 2008 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780143114741
ISBN-10 0143114743
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Publication Date 30 December 2008
International Publication Date 1 January 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Residential Buildings, Domestic Buildings
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Space and time, Huts - Design and construction
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 690.837
Catalogue Code 232335

Description of this Book

Michael Pollanas unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiencesa whether eating, gardening, or buildingaand the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivoreas Dilemma and In Defense of Food, With this updated edition of his earlier book A Place of My Own, readers can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollanas realization of a room of his ownaa small, wooden hut, his ashelter for daydreamsaabuilt with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review aA glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.a<br>a Chicago Tribune <br> aA captivating and informative adventure.a <br>aJohn Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil <br> aAn utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body, and the human spirit.a<br>aFrancine du Plessix Gray

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Author's Bio

Michael Pollan, recently featured on Netflix in the four-part series Cooked, is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

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