Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Architecture of Michael Pollan

First, I almost forgot to post! Now, I am having internet difficulties. Typical. See I told you this would be a challenge. Did you know that Michael Pollan, of Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food fame, also wrote a book about architecture? Geez, this guy is all over it. Back in the 90s, Pollan took on the task of designing and constructing a writing cabin for himself, his own "primitive hut". He then wrote and published a book about the intellectual struggles he faced attempting to play the roles of both designer and builder, and I might add, client. A new edition of A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams was recently published and I read a review of it in the October issue of Architectural Record. Has anyone read this book? I haven't read any of Pollan's work, and I know I am a little behind the curve on that one, but I think this one might be worth checking out of the library. Then I could write my own review.


  1. I just read Omnivore's Dilema this summer, a fascinating book. I'm definately going on the look out for this one you just found. An author writing about both food and architecture...what could be better?!

  2. I know- I just purchased it on Amazon, so it's going on the short list of To-Read books. Along with Omnivore's Dilemma. I've heard Pollan interviewed a few times so I am interested to see what he has to say about building.