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The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast

The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast

Princeton Architectural Press


By Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder


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One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the
Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in
a magnificent display of nature. This is the location
of the Sea Ranch, an area covering several thousand
acres of large, open meadows and forested natural
settings and interspersed with award-winning
architecture. The ecologically inspired plan drawn
up for the Sea Ranch in the mid-1960s caused
a quiet revolution in architecture. Renowned
landscape designer Lawrence Halprin’s master
plan incorporated a set of building guidelines that
structured the visual, as well as physical, impact
upon the landscape. Subsequent buildings by
architects such as Joseph Esherick, Charles Willard
Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and William Turnbull have
been recognized worldwide for their remarkable
environmental sensitivity. This revised and updated
edition of the now-classic monograph, the only one
on the Sea Ranch, contains eleven additional
projects and an updated account of the ongoing
development process and land-management issues.
• This monograph is the definitive portrait of the
Sea Ranch
• The revised edition celebrates the Sea Ranch’s
continued relevance as it enters its fiftieth year
• Beautifully photographed with maps, plans, detailed
descriptions of the houses, and essays by Donald
Canty and Lawrence Halprin
• Donlyn Lyndon was one of the founding partners
of the renowned architecture firm Moore, Lyndon,
Turnbull, Whitaker (MLTW). Jim Alinder is an
internationally recognized fine-art photographer.

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Size: 11 × 11 in;
Pages: 304 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: November 2013
ISBN: 9781616891770
ISBN10: 1616891777