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Vastu Design » Books on Vastu

Books on Vastu

Recommended Reading

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World Architecture

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Indian Sculpture & Iconography

by Dr. V. Ganapati Stapati
This book is unique. It should be placed in the
sacred archives of every nation.
It is a precise
instruction manual of how to create Divine forms in a
sculptural context. To have this book and pass it on
to future generations is a priceless benefit.

The Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
The complete textbook on building architecture of Vaastu Shastra by the master.
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Thai Style

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and William Warren
Good examples of wood buildings that exhibit traditional plan solutions that suggest
a relationship to the ancient knowledge of Vaastu science.

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Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice (Art and Imagination)

by Robert Lawlor
A step by step presentation of this subject.

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Silence Song and Shadows: Our Need for the Sacred in Our Surroundings
by Tom Bender
An introduction to the possibility of structuring the sacred in our built environments.
May 2004 issue of Vastu Purusha:
An excellent collection of articles: Mayan Memorial project, Linga Tattwa ( the science and technology underlying the Shiva Linga), Vaastu Science essay, Pranava Veda, Vaastu Therapy, and more.
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Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy
by James Steele
A middle eastern architect, designer and builder of earth structures.

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Building with the Breath of Life: Working with Chi Energy in Our Homes and Communities
Working with CHI Energy in Our Homes and Communities
by Tom Bender
An excellent and in depth exploration of the sacred traditions of buildings.

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A Master Course in Feng-Shui

by Eva Wong
One of the best introductions and for the person who wants to practice this discipline. I highly recommend it.

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The New Natural House Book: Creating a Healthy, Harmonious, and Ecologically Sound Home
Creating a Healthy, Harmonious and Ecologically Sound Home
by David Pearson
An excellent survey and resource.

Alternative Building


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Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings: Design and Construction

by Paul MacHenry
MacHenry is one of the Southwest’s expert earth builders.Synopsis & Reviews

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The Rammed Earth House: Revised Edition

by David Easton
Very informative.

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The Straw Bale House (A Real Goods Independent Living Book)

by Athena Swentzell Steen, Bill Steen, David Bainbridge & David Eisenberg
An excellent resource for knowledge on this type of building.Synopsis & Reviews

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The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

Editors: Joseph F. Kennedy & Catherine Wanek
Foreword by Albert Bates

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book

By Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley

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How to Build Your Elegant Home with Straw Bales Manual: A Guide for the Owner-Builder (Book and VHS)

by Steve Kemble, Carol Escott

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Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture

by Bruce King & Ann Edminster

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Straw Bale Building: How to plan, design and build with straw

by Chris Magwood

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The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes

by Athena Swentzell Steen & Bill Steen

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Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book)

by Paul Lacinski, Michael Middleton (Illustrator) & Michel Bergeron

Sustainable Lifestyle


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Country Wisdom

by David Larkin
A light read on the subjects of history, lore and practice of country living. Good pictures.

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Green Architecture (25th Anniversary Special Edtn)

by James Wines
An interesting world survey published by Taschen.

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Nature and the Idea of a Man-Made World: An Investigation into the Evolutionary Roots of Form and Order in the Built Environment

by Norman Crowe
“An Investigation into the Evolutionary Roots fo Form and Order in the Built Environment”

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PERMACULTURE: A Designers’ Manual

by Bill Mollison
The bible on this subject.

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Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World–10th Anniversary Edition

by Alan Weisman
A great example of alternative community.

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About the Author
Mr. Borden comes from a family of builders, with over 30 years experience building and/or designing custom residences in California and the Midwest. He is currently involved in Vastu building/design projects worldwide.