Working as an editor, Richard Olsen spent a decade conceiving and shaping books on residential design for others. His credits include Treehouses of the World, Living Large in Small Spaces, The Abrams Guide to American House Styles, The Houses of Greenwich Village, The Hawaiian House Now, and Cottages by the Sea: The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America's First Artist Community. He is the author of Log Houses of the World and a co-author of Malibu: A Century of Living by the Sea. Most recently, Olsen was the senior editor in charge of architecture for Architectural Digest.