Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency

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For almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a recent MacArthur Grant recipient, and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County. Using salvaged lumber and bricks, discarded tires, hay and waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, and old license plates, they create inexpensive buildings that bear the trademark of Mockbee's work, which he describes as "contemporary modernism grounded in ...

Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency 2002, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568982922

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