Publications List

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2008                 Seeds of Art – Rediscovering San Diego’s Mid-Century Artists – works of artists

2005                 I Will Build a City from the Discarded Wings of Dragonflies – drawings and poetry  

2004                 The Shadow Side of the Moon – The Cedar Fire—watercolors and poetry

1992                 To Walk the Emerald Gate – poetry

1988                 Is There Life After 50 For A Middle-Aged Hat? – humorous story

1975                 Love Letters to the Earth – Russian Translation 1990 – poetry

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Carlson, Wayne, “After the Fire,” San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, October 2007, p. 46.

Reynolds, Christopher, “A Fire’s Survivor,” Los Angeles Times,September 6, 2007, p. 1 Section F.

Lightner, James – Land of Sunlight:  Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County,  San Diego Flora, San Diego, California, 2007, p. 168.

Whittaker, Richard – The Conversations:  Interviews with Sixteen Contemporary Artists, Whale and Star,Delray Beach,Florida, 2007, p.78.

Baldwin, Debra Lee – “Earth, Sea, and Stone; Inside a Hubbell-Enhanced Leucadia Home” – San Diego  Home/Garden – June, 2004

Weiner, Kay Bain – “Creative Designing:  Innovative Glass Art” – Eastman Publishing,Carlsbad,CA- 2003

Matthews, Neal – “James Hubbell:  Pacific Spirit” – America’s Craft Magazine – April/May – 2003

Meilach, Dona Z. – “Direct Metal Sculpture” – Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA,2001, pp. C11&C14

Alan Hess, Hyperwest: American Residential Architecture on the Edge, Whitney Library of Design,New York,NY, 1996, pp. 30-33

James and Roberta Swan, Dialogues with Living Earth, Quest Books,Wheaton,Illinois, 1996, p. 258

Patty Jo Cornish, An Outrageous Idea: Natural Prayer, Illustrated by James Hubbell, Hilltop House Publishers, San Diego, California, 1996

Mark Dudek, Kindergarten Architecture: Space for the Imagination, E & FN Spon,London,England, 1996, p. 140

James Hubbell, “Building Architecture Towards Community” Friends of Kebyar, Vol. 14 Issue #60; September 1995 through June 1996, p. 12

Milenko Matanovic, Lightworks, Lorian Press,Issaquah,Washington, 1995, p. 15

David Pearson, Earth to Spirit, In Search of Natural Architecture, Gaia Books Ltd.,London, 1994, p. 67

Kim Ostler, “Organic Chemistry in California,” World Architecture, Issue 30, The Independent Magazine of theInternationalAcademy of Architecture, 1994, p. 62

Claudia Carlin, “Jardin de Ninos, Beyond Borders, Mexico! Business and Life, Volume I, No. 2, 1994, p. 12

Brenda Belfield (coordinator), Faith and Form, Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, Vol. XXVII Winter 1993-94, p. 26

David Graham, “Spirited Designs,” Westways Magazine, October 1994, p.8

James Hubbell, Earthword, The Journal of Environmental and Social Responsibility, Issue #5, 1994, p. 44

Debra Lee Baldwin, “Over the Rainbow,” San Diego Union, Homescape Extra,April 15, 1994, p. 12

Editorial, Organic Architecture, Architectural Design Profile No. 106, 1993, p. 88

Sally Woodbridge, “Sea Ranch Meditation Chapel, Things in Motion” Progressive Architecture, June 1992, cover and p. 74

James Hubbell, To Walk the Emerald Gate, Collection of poems and drawings, self-published, 1992

Laurence McMillin, Encounters With Individual Humanities, Illustrations by James Hubbell, TheWebbSchools,Claremont,California, 1991

Barbara Moran, A Home From Sculptor’s Hands,” Los Angeles Times,January 26, 1991, p. 1 Section K

Timothy Carpenter, “Sea Ranch Chapel: Coaxing Wood, Copper, and Shingles Into Sculpture,” Fine Home Building, Issue #64, January 1991, p. 50

James Hubbell, “Rainbow Hill,” Fine Home Building, Annual Issue of Homes, Spring, #66, 1991, p. 51

Horst Rasch, “Das Gegehstuck Zum Schuhkarton,” Schoner Wohnen,April 4, 1990, p. 48

Horst Rasch, “Motstykket Til Margarinkasser,” Maison NR 3, July 1990, p. 76

Kay Kaiser, “Hubbell’s World,” KPBS On Air, April 1989, p. 22

Julie Sinclair Eakin, “CaliforniaDreamin’,” Diversion Magazine, May 1989, p. 241

Brindle Miller, “Fountain of Art,” Times Advocate Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 1, March 1989, p. 41

James Hubbell, Is There Life After 50 For a Middle-Aged Hat? Humorous story, self-published, 1988.

Phyllis Van Doren, “From the Palm of His Hand,” San Diego Home and Garden, November 1988, p. 54

Robert Perine, I.Andrea, Bram Dijkstra, San Diego Artists, “James Hubbell,” Artra Publishing, Encinitas, Calfornia, 1988, p. 116

Editorial, “Wenn Die Form Zum Ornament Wird…” Architektur und Technik; September 1987, p. 6

Jack Golden, “The Vision is a Song,” Friends of Kebyar – Special Edition, Vol. 5.2, Issue #33, February-April 1987

Editorial, A+U (Architecture & Urbanism), No. 174, March 1985, p. 86, 87

Clair White, “FantasyLand,” San Diego Magazine, August 1984, p. 118

CarmelRepp, So You Want to Design? Environmental Design for Children, Illustrated by James Hubbell,March 21, 1983

Otto Rigan, “The Making of the Palace Doors,” Glass Studio, No. 34, 1982, p. 26

Otto Rigan, “James Hubbell: A Visionary’s World,” Glass Studio, No. 30, 1982, p. 30

Otto Rigan, The Palace Doors of Abu Dhabi,” Hidden House Publications,Palo Alto,California and Putnam Publishing Company,New York, 1982

Matthias Wendt, “Optische Stimulation Der Umwelt,” Color Foto Magazine, February 1981, p. 68

Zenia Cleigh, “ParadiseFound,” San Diego Magazine, February 1979, p. 102

Otto Rigan, From the Earth Up,McGraw-Hill,New York, 1979

Wolfgang M. Ebert, Home Sweet Dome, Verlag Dieter Fricke,Frankfurt-Main,Germany, 1978, p. 77

Jim Higgs and Charles Milligan, The Wizard’s Eye, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1978, p. 77

Art Boericke and Barry Shapiro, The Craftsman Builder, Simon andSchuster,New York, 1977

Eudora Moore, Craftsman Lifestyle – The Gentle Revolution,California Design Publications,Pasadena,California, 1977, p. 12

Otto Rigan, New Glass, San Francisco Book Co., 1976; paperback Ballantine Press, 1977, p. 82, 111

James Hubbell, Love letters To The Earth, self-published poetry, 1975, Russian translation, 1990.

Gilbert M. Grosvenor, The Craftsman in America, National Geographic Society, 1975, p. 176

Oberto Gili and Norma Skura, Underground Interiors, Quadrangle Books,New York,NY, 1972, p. 48

Don MacMasters, “Pools: An Affair of the Heart,” Los Angeles Times, Home Section, April 16, 1972, p. 16 Don Mac Masters, “A Sculptor’s House,” Los Angeles Times, Home Section, March 24, 1968, p. 16

James DeLong, “Fantasy House Down to Earth,” House Beautiful, June 1967, p. 118

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