memoir, part cultural history, A Carpenter's Life as Told by
Houses takes the reader house by house over an arc of 100 years.
Along with period photos, the author shows us the sod house in Nebraska
where his mother was born, the frame house of his childhood, the
production houses he built in the San Fernando Valley, and the Habitat
for Humanity homes he devotes his time to now. It's an engaging
read written by a veteran builder with a thoughtful awareness of
what was intrinsic to home building in the past and the many ways
it has evolved.
272 pages, Hardcover,
B&W, 6" x 8.5", © 2011
Order Number: VAP330...........$22.95