In Search of Natural Architecture by David Pearson demonstrates how intricately buildings, landscapes and our well-being are connected to one another. Pearson discusses the role that architecture has on ecology, health and spiritual awareness and encourages architects to look at vernacular architecture, natural materials and the principles of holistic design. In Search of Natural Architecture argues that most of contemporary architecture has lost its ability to bring harmony, joy and comfort to our everyday surroundings. In addition to exploring the idea of healing architecture and examples of vernacular architecture, the book focuses on ancestral archetypes, harmony with the land, and cultural identity.
The desire for architecture to be in harmony with nature is not merely sentimental or nostalgic, it is a practical necessity if it is to be part of the ecosystem and accord with and be inspired by the same processes.
— David Pearson, In Search of Natural Architecture, p. 73.
The book was published by Gaia Books / Octopus Publishing Group in 2005. The text is in English, and the book is richly illustrated with Peason’s drawings and photographs from all over the world.
The copy in stock is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some slight signs of shelf wear, but the pages are clean and the binding is undamaged.