Bonus points for putting a woman on the cover, but this book is too old to accurately describe the job of an architect. There are no computers shown, for one thing. It’s all heavily-shoulder-padded ladies and wide-tied gents hunched over rulers and drafting boards. The glasses on the woman in the picture below are pure-80s awesome. Kids come to my library on a regular basis for books for their career reports. I would be embarrassed to hand this to anyone.
Thankfully, I no longer have to. #weeded
Kahn and Pacific Domes
Submitter: This book is DomeBook 2. We must have had DomeBook 1 at some point, but all we have now is DomeBook 2. In Reference. Because it’s important to know where your next geodesic dome is coming from.
Holly: I’ve worked a public library reference desk for 12 years – most of that time at 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, with no off-desk time – and I have NEVER been asked for a blueprint to build a dome house. If dome houses were a popular thing in our area, I’d try to find something more current than this for sure. I am intrigued by the people in the picture below who live in this dome house, though. I’m also picturing the publishing executives in a meeting in 1970: “What we really need is ANOTHER book about dome houses!”