Lyndon and photographer Jim Alinder will be at Builder's Booksource for a booksigning event. Come early for good seats and a glass of wine! For more information, visit: http://www.buildersbooksource.com/cgi-bin/booksite/25577.html
One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean at The Sea Ranch, an area covering several thousand acres of large, open meadows and forested natural settings interspersed with awardwinning architecture. The ideas that surrounded the founding of this community have continued to yield new insights, fifty years later.
In an updated edition of The Sea Ranch (Princeton Architectural Press), now subtitled Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place and Community, Donlyn Lyndon teams with renowned photographer Jim Alinder to show how the founding ideas at The Sea Ranch have given form to specific buildings and the ways they fit within the larger landscape. The Sea Ranch is set for publication on November 26.
Lyndon is Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, and was one of the founding partners of the renowned architecture firm Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker (MLTW), whose buildings at The Sea Ranch have been recognized worldwide for their remarkable environmental sensitivity.
The revised edition of the now-classic monograph includes photographs, drawings and descriptions of more than sixty spirited examples of architecture at The Sea Ranch (a dozen constructed since the book was first published ten years ago), as well as essays by Donald Canty and Lawrence Halprin. The updated account presents the definitive record of The Sea Ranch community and the ongoing development process and land management issues.
Lyndon will be giving a lecture as part of the AIA San Mateo Fall Lecture Series on Friday, November 8 from 7p.m. to 9p.m. For more information, visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/aiasmc-fall-lecture-series-donlyn-lyndon
Beginning this coming May the Sea Ranch will begin a series of celebrations of its 50th anniversary continuing through into 2015.