Don Metz's new book
"Confessions of a Country Architect"
is now available.
Advance praise for Confessions of a Country Architect: “From hilarious to poignant and back again, Don Metz guides the
reader through a lifetime of intriguing experiences and characters,
reinforcing our belief that residential architecture is often more about
being a psychiatrist than designing and building. This book is a great
mix of Reality TV and musings on the philosophical underpinnings
of both the structure of buildings and the fabric human existence.”
Peter Kurt Woerner, FAIA
“This retrospect on forty years of house design shows as much care in its narration as its author has applied to his superb architecture. Don Metz’s latest book is remarkable for its compassion, enthusiasm, joy, pathos, appreciation of character, and, crucially, humor. Confessions of a Country Architect is a home, at once quiet and magisterial, for the reader’s spirit.” Sydney Lea, author of Hunting the Whole Way Home and A Little Wildness.
“Anyone who has built or renovated a house — or who thinking about doing it — should read this book. Don Metz puts you in the middle of things, honestly and directly. We know the scent of the land, the feel of the construction site, and we experience the variety of emotions that appear when people set about changing raw materials into livable dreams.”
Brent Brolin, author of The Failure of Modern Architecture and The Designer’s Eye.