A Home in the World: Houses and Cultures

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 17, 2004 - Architecture - 197 pages
Offering a deep perspective on home design by revealing how different cultures have handled the essential task of building houses that reflect their ideals and values, the authors take on a fascinating journey to distant lands to discover the enormous variety of vernacular and ethnographic domestic architecture. Illustrated with 150 images of houses around the world.

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In Tibet, when a house is founded, its owner must nail colored cloth to the top of the doorframe, sprinkle barley in the lower corners of the frame and spread yak butter on the frame, symbolic rites ... Read full review


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Martine Laffon thinks asking a million questions is the right way of being curious. She lives in Paris and Normandy, France.

Caroline Laffon writes documentary films and is the coauthor with her mother, Martine, of several publications on communities and traditions around the world.

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