“One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in a magnificent display of nature. This is the location of the Sea Ranch, an area covering several thousand acres of large, open meadows and forested natural settings and interspersed with award-winning architecture.
The ecologically inspired plan drawn up for the Sea Ranch in the mid-1960s caused a quiet revolution in architecture. Renowned landscape designer Lawrence Halprin's master plan incorporated a set of building guidelines that structured the visual, as well as physical, impact upon the landscape. Subsequent buildings by architects such as Joseph Esherick, Charles Willard Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and William Turnbull have been recognized worldwide for their remarkable environmental sensitivity.”
Featuring over three hundred photographs, maps, plans, detailed descriptions of the houses, and essays by Donald Canty and Lawrence Halprin; an encapsulating representation of the Sea Ranch community.
Hardcover, 303 pages. Published by Princeton Architectural Press. Measures 11 ¼” x 11 ¼”.