Rural studio samuel mockbee and an architecture of decency andrea oppenheimer dean timothy hursley on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 alabamas . These buildings along with the incredible story of the rural studio the people who live there and mockbee and his student architects are detailed in this colorful book the first on the subject andrea oppenheimer dean is former executive editor of architecture magazine and a published author she lives in washington dc. Rural studio founded by samuel mockbee is based on the principle that everyone regardless of income level should have access to good quality architecture this book is also full of creative ideas for the re use of reclaimed materials within the architectural context. Samuel sambo mockbee dedicated his life as a teacher an architect and an artist to the goal of providing shelter for the soul his inspirational and authentic architecture served to improve the lives of the most impoverished residents of rural alabama through his work with auburn university rural studio
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