Looking for a worthwhile way to pass the time this spring when you're not busy pruning, purging, and wooing pollinators? As is tradition in the days leading up to the change of a season, I've wrangled up a few freshly released and upcoming books worth digging into be it on a park bench, patio, commuter train, or curled up on the couch. And, as always, I've included something for everyone — birdhouse enthusiasts, organic architecture buffs, aspiring urban farmers, tiny house admirers, and on.
Is there an upcoming release that I might have missed that you're looking forward to reading this spring? Any highlights from this winter?
"Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape" by Lake|Flato, Frederick Steiner (University of Texas Press) 6/1
"Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes From Across the Globe" by Sheri Koones" (Abrams) 4/15
"A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home" by Stephen Snyder (Rizzoli)
"Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture" by Alan Hess (Gibbs Smith) 5/1
"Birdhouses of the World" by Anne Schmauss (Abrams) 3/25
"Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama" by Andrew Freear (Princeton Architectural Press) 5/20
"The Big Tiny: A Built-It Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams (Blue Rider Press) 4/22
"Urban Farm Projects: Making the Most of Your Money, Space and Stuff" by Kelly Wood (Hobby Farm Press) 4/8
"Small Architecture Now!" by Philip Jodidio (Taschen) 6/1
"Be in a Treehouse: Design/Construction/Inspiration" by Pete Nelson (Abrams) 3/25
More printed word goodness on MNN:
- 13 books every armchair environmentalist should have on the shelf
- 17 extraordinary bookstores
- 5 books on our urban future
- Winter 2014 reading list: 8 green home tomes to cozy up with
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