January 19, 1981 12:00 PM

by Brendan Gill

Virtually every kind of lodging anyone ever dreamed of is included in this book: from Victorian, Art Deco and Frank Lloyd Wright to witch’s hovel, tree house and jungle hut. Brendan Gill, the New Yorker writer, does his usual smooth job, putting the subject of housing and fantasy fulfillment in proper historical context. But it’s the photographs by Derry Moore—a window framing sunstruck eucalyptus trees, a hillside house glowing like a spaceship, an English country-style living room looking as if Virginia Woolf wrote her novels there—that are truly spellbinding. (Lippincott & Crowell, $40)

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