The Sea Ranch

Author: Donlyn Lyndon
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568983867
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This monograph, illustrated with over three hundred new photographs by Jim Alinder and including maps, plans, detailed descriptions of selected houses, an account of the development process and land management issues, as well as essays by Donald Canty and Lawrence Halprin, presents the definitive portrait of The Sea Ranch."--Jacket.

The Sea Ranch

Author: Susan M. Clark
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738559902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Sea Ranch, translated from the Spanish aDel Mar Ranch, a occupies the northwest corner of Sonoma County and is renowned for its architecture and environmental sensitivity. The development of a second-home community in 1965 was just one more chapter in a long history that began in 1846. The Sea Ranch is part of the German Rancho, the most northern coastal Mexican land grant, which was confirmed by the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. It was home to German cattlemen, loggers, and an early-20th-century Russian Baptist colony. Over the years, shepherds, World War II soldiers, and bootleggers have called it home. Early maps and photographs tell the history of the area, and contemporary photographs reveal remnants of historic buildings and sites on the current Sea Ranch landscape.

The Sea Ranch

Author: Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 9783791357843
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This large-format and generously illustrated book captures the visionary approach to the land embraced in designs for The Sea Ranch, the planned community that has become a touchstone of 1960s West Coast modernism. Situated on a ten-mile stretch of rugged Northern California coastline, The Sea Ranch was conceived by Alfred Boeke as a retreat from urban living with connection to nature as a guiding principle. This striking book examines the development of the site's master plan and iconic early designs through sketches, drawings, and contemporary and archival photographs of its astonishing landscapes and distinctive timber-framed structures. It features the work of architects Lawrence Halprin, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Charles Moore, William Turnbull, Donlyn Lyndon, Richard Whitaker, and Joseph Esherick. A collection of essays that consider The Sea Ranch in relation to popular leisure destinations and within the context of the architectural history of California are accompanied by conversations with designers and others associated with the project from its inception. This book showcases the exemplary balance between land stewardship and modernist architecture that has made The Sea Ranch a model for living in harmony with nature.

William Turnbull Jr

Author: William Turnbull
Publisher: William K Stout Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A significant monograph on this progressive Northern California architect. Featured are 20 of Turnbull's best known projects. From the internationally recognized 1965 Sea Ranch Condominium I project to his Napa Valley home built in 1991, Turnbull is recognized as one of the pioneers of environmentally conscious architecture from the 1970's."

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch

Author: John Cypher
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292789599
Format: PDF
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Ranching on the vast scale that Texas is famous for actually happened at King Ranch, a sea of grass that ultimately spread its pastures to countries around the globe under the fifty-year leadership of Bob Kleberg. This absorbing biography, written by Kleberg's top assistant of many years, captures both the life of the man and the spirit of the kingdom he ruled, offering a rare, insider's view of life on a fabled Texas ranch. John Cypher spent forty years (1948-1988) on King Ranch. In these pages, he melds highlights of Kleberg's life with memories of his own experiences as the "right hand" who implemented many of Kleberg's grand designs. In a lively story laced with fascinating anecdotes he both recounts his worldwide travels with Kleberg as the ranch expanded its holdings to Latin America, Cuba, Australia, the Philippines, Europe, and Africa, and describes timeless, traditional tasks such as roundup at the home ranch in Kingsville. Kleberg's accomplishments as the founder of the Santa Gertrudis cattle breed and a breeder of Thoroughbred racing horses receive full attention, as does his fabled lifestyle, which included friendships not merely with the rich and famous but also with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who shared his love of horse racing. For everyone interested in ranching and one of its most famous practitioners, this book will be essential reading.

The Magic of the Sea Ranch

Author: Rob Elder
ISBN: 9780984710119
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Magic of The Sea Ranch is based on interviews with actual people who have extraordinary stories about a unique place. It is about the magic that drew these people to The Sea Ranch and the surrounding area, and about the magic they have brought with them. The stories are told largely in their own words and illustrated with photos of them and of The Sea Ranch. Whether a longtime resident or a novice, these stories and photographs will enrich your experience of The Sea Ranch and draw you into the magic.