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THE PRODIGIOUS BUILDERS: Notes Toward a Natural History of Architecture Paperback – January 1, 1979
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This is the big one! A follow up to his MoMA exhibit and book Architecture without Architects, this is far more comprehensive. Here Rudofsky is able to expand upon his point and really begin to express his general anti-cultural attitude (as perhaps expressed by the book's lengthy subtitle). Great stuff! Review - M. Grogan
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We humans have sought and made safe spaces to reside in ..since our beginning. This book is an elegant deep look at how we formed spaces that suited us. The beauty,ingenuity and talent of these architects...who have been taught by their group to carve, coil, and thatch a house of their own...is utterly inspiring. Most are pure sculptures using the indigenous humble materials and yet allow you to live inside. I was riveted to this book as a sculpture student, great images...nice & grainy as this book is from the 70's. I count myself lucky to have this on my shelf as it has been out of print for ages. Rudofsky has creative ideas, enthusiasms and connections that open your mind in new ways. It is a book I treasure and go back to over and over as an artist. Do not hesitate buy this book if you can.