This large-size volume documents 20 of William Turnbull's most well-known structures, ranging in scope from the Sea Ranch Condominium I (1965), designed by Turnbull in collaboration with Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and Richard Whitaker (WLTW), to his own house in Napa Valley, CA (1991).
Turnbull buildings' create a dialog with the landscape that resonates in the structural character of his works and reflects the integral nature of his design approach. In contrast to the hegemony of materials and style of Modernism's international style, Turnbull flourished with an altogether different emphasis of site specificity. Donlyn Lyndon writes that Turnbull's "buildings are conceived in their site. As they grew in his mind and emerged from his hand they were stroked and disciplined by the acts of construction, tutored in the accommodation of human action, and set against insistent measures of excellence." Featured essays by Mitchell Schwarzer, Associate Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Mary Griffin, principal of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop; and William Stout. Dimension: 10 x 13 inches, Over 300 Duotone Images and Illustrations.