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©2018 Trystcraft

UPDATE: Due to binding failure issues we are no longer selling copies of this printing issues. We hope to reprint in harcover and much better binding shortly. Please keep in touch for updates.


This book follows architect Norman F. Carver Jr.’s design career from its beginnings spent digging the basement of a Frank Lloyd Wright house to studying architecture at Yale in the early 1950s and setting up a successful practice in Kalamazoo, MI. 


Carver designed over 140 homes, winning three consecutive Architectural Record House of the Year Awards and a Silver Medal from the Architectural League of New York. This book features 120 of these projects.


An accomplished writer and photographer, Carver founded Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal with his wife and went on to publish eight books on vernacular architecture from around the world. His first book ‘Form and Space in Japanese Architecture’ is one of the most influential books on Japanese architecture ever.


Featuring Carver’s own superb original photographs, plans and sketches, and supplemented with new images, this book acts as a reference for his built works. Several houses have been lost to redevelopment in recent years, including the one featured on the cover, and many others are at risk. This book will appeal to fans of mid century modern architecture, beautiful photography and amusing anecdotes from a life of adventure.


A limited run of less than 200 copies will be printed in the first run. Orders will be fulfilled in the order received. Shipping will begin the week of December 16th.



11"x13" Softcover, 300 Pages, color and black and white images. 

Price: $54.95 including shipping (within USA only)

International shipping is a $20 flat rate fee.

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ISBN: 978-0-578-61144-0

Norman F. Carver, Jr., Architect of Form and Space