From coastal retreats to city streets, the modern shingle style home offers residents a wide range of specialized features, including the ability to reconnect with nature, energy efficiency, and improved indoor environmental quality. Through nearly 300 photos of 40 North American homes, this study offers historical perspectives and modern interpretations of this unique American movement. Be inspired by the creative ways that stone, wood, and natural light are used to provide comfortable and sustainable living quarters that accompany the natural elements of these properties.
Barbara Purchia and E. Ashley Rooney's previous books include Contemporary Sand Sculpture. Rooney specializes in contemporary art and architecture and has authored more than 50 books. Purchia is a stained glassartist. As coauthors, they offer complementary experiences and perspectives.