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Handmade houses and other buildings : the world of vernacular architecture (edition 2010)

by John May, Anthony Reid

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Handmade Houses & Other Buildings looks at everyday structures all over the world, from whatever wood, grass, earth or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical solutions to the challenges of climate or terrain. Based on immemorial principles, but highly relevant to our newly found environmental concerns, these buildings show the simple and satisfying ways in which humans have worked out how to live and live well, in harmony with their surroundings.… (more)
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Title:Handmade houses and other buildings : the world of vernacular architecture
Authors:John May
Other authors:Anthony Reid
Info:London : Thames & Hudson, 2010
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I only read the first 50 pages of this book and reviewed the illustrations, but in that short period of time, I gained a greater understanding of the significance of locally made, traditional home structures. The remainder of the book goes into greater architectural detail. ( )
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Handmade Houses & Other Buildings looks at everyday structures all over the world, from whatever wood, grass, earth or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical solutions to the challenges of climate or terrain. Based on immemorial principles, but highly relevant to our newly found environmental concerns, these buildings show the simple and satisfying ways in which humans have worked out how to live and live well, in harmony with their surroundings.

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