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A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

by Michael Pollan

ISBN: 0143114743 / 9780143114741

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A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work

?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??

When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he 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 own two unhandy hands.

Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences--whether eating, gardening, or building--and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's 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 Pollan's realization of a room of his own--a small, wooden hut, his "shelter for daydreams"--built 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.

ASIN 0143114743
  • 9780143114741
  • 8601406511781
Catalog Numbers
  • POXM-0143114743
  • XM-0143114743
Amazon Sales Rank 43,486
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Penguin Books
Studio Penguin Books
Brand Pollan, Michael
Manufacturer Penguin Books
Manufacturer Part Number 9780143114741
Part Number 9780143114741
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches. Weight: 0.65 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches. Weight: 0.65 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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