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Urban Landscapes: The Sea Ranch Review

The Sea Ranch can be yours for $65! (Between covers, that is)
Urban Landscapes,
05 November 2013

Donlyn Lyndon’s classic monograph on the Sea Ranch, a coastal community of striking architecture embedded into the natural landscape along Highway 1, has been released in an updated version celebrating the 50th anniversary of the coastal utopia. 

The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place and Community (Princeton Architectural Press) features photographs by renowned photographer Jim Alinder and includes chapters on 12 buildings completed since 2004 and section drawings for 60 of the houses, as well as an updated chapter on managing the landscape.

The new edition “evolves in supple and satisfying ways,” journalist John King of the SF Chronicle said. “Lyndon’s prose… has the clarity of the best vernacular architecture,” King said.

Donlyn Lyndon is Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and is co-founder of one of the first firms to work at the Sea Ranch in the 1960s. The Sea Ranch is set for release November 26.

Lyndon will be making two Bay Area appearances in November, at a lecture on November 8 as part of the AIA San Mateo chapter lecture series, and at a book release party on November 14 at Builders Booksource in Berkeley.