Armchair Travel: 464 Pages of Cabins

Cabins, a new book from TASCHEN, features 464 pages of illustrations and photography dedicated to art of seclusion. "Ever since Henry David Thoreau’s described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche," says the TASHCEN website. "In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode." The book is available for $69.00 on TASCHEN.