Staff Picks

OCAC Library has an awesome selection of new books available for your perusal! Here’s a recent arrival that’s sure to inspire you: Artists’ Handmade Houses, by Michael Gotkin and Don Freeman.

Available now at!

Available now at!


Thirteen homes are thoroughly showcased in full-page color photos (by Don Freeman, based in New York) and descriptive text (by Michael Gotkin, a landscape architect and city planner, also based in New York). The format is oversize: 10×11.5″, allowing for a generous visual tour of the unusual, highly individual interiors, primarily, with some photos of exteriors as well. The artists and featured houses are as follows: Henry Chapman Mercer’s home, called Fonthill, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Paolo Soleri’s Coanti, Scottsdale, Arizona); Russel Wright’s Manitoga & Dragon Rock (Garrison, New York); Henry Varnum Poor’s Crow House, (New City, New York); Raoul Hague (Woodstock, NY); George Nakashima (New Hope, PA); Rallph Radcliffe Whitehead & Jane Byrd McCall’s White Pines, Byrdcliffe Art Colony (Woodstock, NY); Sam Maloof (Alta Loma CA); Frederic Edwin Church’s Olana (Hudson, NY); Constantino & Ruth Nivola (East Hampton, NY); Wharton Esherick (Paoli, PA); Ruth & Robert Hatch (Wellfleet, MA); and Michael Kahn & Leda Livant’s Eliphante (Cornville, AZ). Visitor information is included for those that are open to the public.

Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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