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Built by Hand

£19.99

Product description

Shelter the Human Family is the most extensive documentation ever published of traditional ("vernacular") buildings throughout the world. With examples from nearly every continent, the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from locally available natural materials, and shows the impressively handmade finished products through this truly stunning compilation of photographs. Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially produced materials and highly specialized electric tools and techniques, the shelters featured here represent a rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted and beautifully composed structures. They are the work of simple and real people who, as builders and homesteaders, have integrated artistic beauty and practical form into their shelter needs. Shelter the Human Family offers insights into the world of vernacular building, along with potential solutions to many of the problems that plague modern architecture.;It is a must-have collection that preserves and documents the rich cultural past of each structure and its community, and offers inspiration for those looking to build in a way that is motivated by something larger than speed, efficiency, and economic profit.

Item details

Author(s):
Bill Steen, Athena Steen and Eiko Komatsu
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
250 mm 210 mm x 2055 g
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
158685237X
ISBN-13:
9781586852375
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith
Title:
Built by hand

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Shelter the Human Family is the most extensive documentation ever published of traditional ("vernacular") buildings throughout the world. With examples from nearly every continent, the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from locally available natural materials, and shows the impressively handmade finished products through this truly stunning compilation of photographs. Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially produced materials and highly specialized electric tools and techniques, the shelters featured here represent a rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted and beautifully composed structures. They are the work of simple and real people who, as builders and homesteaders, have integrated artistic beauty and practical form into their shelter needs. Shelter the Human Family offers insights into the world of vernacular building, along with potential solutions to many of the problems that plague modern architecture.;It is a must-have collection that preserves and documents the rich cultural past of each structure and its community, and offers inspiration for those looking to build in a way that is motivated by something larger than speed, efficiency, and economic profit.

Author(s):
Bill Steen, Athena Steen and Eiko Komatsu
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
250 mm 210 mm x 2055 g
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
158685237X
ISBN-13:
9781586852375
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith
Title:
Built by hand

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