Books on the #60s, reference for book on the era that I’m working on now…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Books on the #60s, reference for book on the era that I’m working on now…

  1. Sel says:

    Liked Peter Coyote's 'Sleeping Where I Fall' but 'Acid Dreams' by Lee and Shlain as to the roots of psychedelics in America was a revelation. I'd recommend 'The Gates of Eden' by Dickstein on how the 50's birthed the 60's, and 'Storming Heaven' by Jay Stevens.
    You know, there is a lot of talk and hope about how technology will save us…..but, for me, it will be the people that will save themselves. Just as it was people that made the 60's, not things. That sounds obvious; too simple. Things were used in new ways and old ways were given new life. But there was something that arose out of the 50's that changed everything. Enough people broke out of what was expected and questioned everything and looked for new and better ways to build society.

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Sel, Thanks! I have Coyote's book, but ordered the other 3. I might put your comment (latter part of message) in the book. Is that OK? If so, want to use yr. full name?

    I have a lot of various quotes throughout the book.

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