Handmade Houses & Other Buildings: The World of Vernacular Architecture.
London: Thames and Hudson 2010. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 192 pages. Glossary, resources, index. Brown coated endpapers. Description: Features 300 illustrations, including 60 in color. The publisher's blurb reads: ''While we know and applaud the makers of great buildings, the creators of the more humble 'vernacular architecture' remain anonymous. This is an introductory guide to these everyday buildings, built to satisfy everyday needs, all over the world -- from whatever wood, earth, grass or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical solutions to the many challenges of climate or terrain. From the wooden churches of Eastern and Central Europe, the tower houses of Yemen, the efficient gers of Mongolia and the log cabins of North America to the towering treehouses of Indonesia, detailed profiles featuring diagrams and cross-sections illustrate and describe how each structure was built, and from which materials. A final chapter illustrates the revival of traditional building skills.'' BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket. ISBN: 9780500342589
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