Sun Sticks and Mud: 1000 Years of Earth Building in the Desert Southwest is a fascinating look at earthen architecture in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Utah and California and is peppered with more than 400 photographs....The authors divided the text into two sections. First is the central storytelling about the architecture and its history and locales. Second are running journals, accounts of their four years of road trips....The wonderful array of buildings in the photographs really pulls readers in, inviting them to compare the many faces and shapes of earth-built buildings.... --Paul Weideman
Pasatiempo; the New Mexican's Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment & Culture, November 9, 2012
About the Authors:
Bart Kaltenbach has spent 50 years in architecture and building construction. His involvement in crafting energy efficient buildings through the design/build format has been an important part of his work in design, construction and education.
Barbara Anschel, researcher and editor, is responsible for many of the book’s secondary photographs. She has a Masters in Education with focus on integrating technology in education.
Steve Fitch, principal photographer for the book,is a professor at The Santa Fe University of Art and Design and fine art photographer.