On site • Boston architect Jeremiah Eck considers
siting a house an “almost sacred act,” which is evident
in his new book, House in the Landscape: Siting Your
Home Naturally ($40, Princeton Architectural Press).
Using lush photography and detailed illustrations,
Eck examines projects by some of the best and bright-est American architects who design with topography,
sun, wind, and Mother Earth in mind. — S.G.
HE MIGHT BE A BRIT, BUT
surely James Bond would be at
home at Rhode Island School of
Design’s new exhibit, Cocktail
Culture: Ritual and Invention in
American Fashion 1920-1980. The
evolution of iconic items, from the
martini shaker to the little black
dress, is toasted. April 15 to
July 31, $10; 401-454-6500,
risdmuseum.org. — S.G.
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED