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February 25
The New Adobe Home
Lecture & Book Signing
Adobe Chapel - 3963 Conde Street
Historic Old Town San Diego

The New Adobe Home book coverJoin authors Michael Byrne and Dottie Larson as they present the use of adobe through a variety of exceptionally elegant homes in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. These homes comprise a combination of history, furnishings, art, and interior and exterior spaces with adobe construction, adobe style, or detailing. Adobe is a material suitable for the humblest of dwellings to the grandest, easily shaped into dramatic architectural features such as archways, niches, and fireplaces. Its natural or whitewashed color and texture serves as a dramatic backdrop for all styles of furnishings and art.

About the book
This beautiful volume features examples of luxurious adobe or adobe-style homes, including a centuries-old renovated hacienda, once the home of a past president of Mexico; a mid-century Clifford May masterpiece; a luxurious estate that pairs Southwestern style with Asian influences; a contemporary dwelling that sits like a sculpture in the Sonoran Desert; and many others. San Diego is featured with several exceptional adobes both historic and contemporary as well as other Southern California homes. Stunning photographs of each home by photographer Amy Haskell are accompanied by an exploration of what makes the home special and unique.

About the authors
With a love of adobe buildings and design in general, Michael Byrne designed an adobe home for partner Dottie Larson and himself, creating a wonderful backdrop for her art as well as for other artists. Byrne graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in architecture, and from the University of Arizona with a master's in city planning. He is a principal with the WLB Group, Inc., a Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas, Nevada, firm offering planning, landscape architecture, and engineering services. Dottie Larson earned a B.S. in psychology, University of Dayton, and completed an art major at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her love of interior spaces and art has driven her to launch a new career in interior design with her own consulting business after almost thirty years as graphic design and graphic standards director at the University of Arizona. Along with interior design, Larson is an artist and paints non-objective art, acrylic on canvas, large format.

TICKETS (Advance purchase & at the door)
Lecture only $15 (Free with purchase of the book)
Book & Lecture $38.06 (Includes tax)

Purchase tickets
Call (619) 297-9327
In person SOHO Museum Shops, 2 locations
- At the Whaley House, 2476 San Diego Avenue in historic Old Town San Diego
- At the Marston House, 3525 Seventh Avenue in Balboa Park

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