Beach Huts

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Cassell Illustrated, 2005 - Architecture - 144 pages
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A gorgeous and quirky celebration of those pretty, peculiar and well-loved edifices that stand between humankind and the open sea. Wherever there are beaches, there are beach huts; the cabins that provide that last bastion of domestic security between us and the ocean from which we came - and the last stop before we take off our clothes and become one with nature... From the Black Sea to Belgium, South Africa to Southwold, Cannes to California, Melbourne to Morecambe, Scandinavia to Sardinia and every country with a coastline in between, beach huts stand bravely against the elements and represent more about our humanity, our national characteristics, our local and national cultures, and indeed ourselves, than we may realise. While worldwide, local authorities may dictate how the outside of these cabins should look as a symbol of civic pride, inside is a little world entirely individual - a cosy home-from-home, a love nest, a storage place, ...

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Travelling with his wife and young child, Rod Green became transfixed with the beauty and universality of the beach hut. As well as contributing and editing Reader's Digest, Rod has worked on an eclectic range of titles for children and adults including the Comic Relief Red Nose Joke Book.

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