Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Adobe architecture

Book Cover
Average Rating
Sunstone Press,
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Dreaming of building an adobe home? This classic guide, with floor plans ranging from a small casita to larger ones gives 18 comprehensive period designs for the traditional adobe (the earthern "bricks" used all over the world) house adapted to building materials, plumbing, heating and small lot sizes of today. Thousands of readers have found this a valuable handbook. The authors also venture into actual adobe brick-making, construction techniques, furnishing, even how to make a horno, a traditional Indian oven. Illustrated, detailed diagrams, house plans. The first seeds for the concept for this book on adobe architecture were sown as early as 1916, when Wilfred Stedman was a student at the Art Students League in New York City. It was there that he saw Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips' paintings of adobe homes in villages in and around Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. When in the early 1920s and 1930s Wilfred and Myrtle came to see and experience this area for themselves, they met Mary Austin, Alice Corbin Henderson, Will Shuster, Frank Applegate, Josef Bakos and Mabel Dodge Luhan-all famous artists and writers of that time. These people made themselves and their friends from all over the world feel at home in this vernacular architecture. While nowhere in the United States is the Earth Building spirit as revered as in Santa Fe and Taos, new interest is spreading all over the world. New research and new technology is being combined with the traditional in keeping with an overall awakening to the natural resources and beauty of our planet and with a new personal sense of responsibility on the part of individuals in regard to better planning in the use of these. There is a new sense of joy in finding out how much one can do oneself with natural materials. * * * * * Myrtle Stedman was known as an "Artist in Adobe," designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor's license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred's favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of "Artists in Adobe," "A House Not Made With Hands," "Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces," "Of One Mind," "Of Things to Come," "Ongoing Life," "Rural Architecture," "The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life," and "The Way Things Are or Could Be," all from Sunstone Press.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID43f965fe-705c-b30e-49d3-cbdd7237f00b
Grouping Titleadobe architecture
Grouping Authormyrtle stedman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-17 12:39:46PM
Last Indexed2020-12-01 04:19:58AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

auth_author2Stedman, Wilfred, 1892-1950.
authorStedman, Myrtle.
author2-roleStedman, Wilfred,1892-1950.
author_displayStedman, Myrtle
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge Southwest
Main Southwest Room
Main Southwest Room Ref
Southside Southwest Ref
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10030542.i10049708Main Southwest Room Ref728.63 Ste v.731falsefalseLIB USE ONLYmswr
ils:.b10082104.i17602956La Farge Southwest728.63 Ste1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lsw
ils:.b10082104.i10139321Southside Southwest Ref728.63 Ste1falsefalseLIB USE ONLYcswr
ils:.b10705466.i19088656Main Southwest Room728.63 Ste1falsefalseDue Dec 15, 2020msw
ils:.b10705466.i18275114Main Southwest Room728.63 Ste1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*msw
Regular Circ
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe728.63 Ste
728.63 Ste v.73
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10030542BookBooks[1st ed.]EnglishSunstone Press, 1973.42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ils:.b10082104BookBooks2d ed.EnglishSunstone Press, c1975.42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ils:.b10705466BookBooks2nd ed.EnglishSunstone Press, 1987.44 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10030542.i10049708Library Use OnlyLIB USE ONLYfalsetruefalsefalsetruetrue
ils:.b10082104.i17602956On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b10082104.i10139321Library Use OnlyLIB USE ONLYfalsetruefalsefalsetruetrue
ils:.b10705466.i19088656Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b10705466.i18275114On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetArchitecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans
Building, Adobe
title_displayAdobe architecture
title_fullAdobe architecture / Myrtle & Wilfred Stedman
Adobe architecture / by Myrtle & Wilfred Stedman
title_shortAdobe architecture
topic_facetArchitecture, Domestic
Building, Adobe