THE NEW ADOBE HOME PRESENTS THE SOPHISTICATED, elevated use of adobe through a variety of elegant homes in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. These homes comprise a combination of history, furnishings, art, and interior and exterior spaces with adobe construction, adobe style, or detailing. 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. Adobe is one of the "greenest" building materials available. Because its components (earth, clay, and straw) are so readily available and it is very efficient to heat and cool, adobe has been used as a building material for thousands of years all around the world. Half of the world's population lives in buildings constructed of earth. Author tour in select cities. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. National broadcast and print publicity. Co-op available. Michael 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. Michael is a principal with The WLB Group, Inc., a Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas firm offering planning, landscape architecture, and engineering services. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Dottie Larson completed an art degree at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.