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Sun Sticks and Mud

1000 Years of Earth Building in the Desert Southwest

by Bart Kaltenbach & Barbara Anschel

with photographs by Steve Fitch

“Architects will construct sophisticated modern buildings out of mud”
Number 1 of 40 Things You Need to Know about the Next 40 Years,
Smithsonian Magazine, July, 2010

Documenting the fascinating regional architecture of earth building in the Desert Southwest
through photography and critical essays, this book presents the history as well as the future
use of mud as a sustainable material for energy efficient building design.


192 pages with over 400 color photographs, travel journals and essays  
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