Wonderful Houses Around the World

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Shelter Publications, Inc., 2004 - Architecture - 43 pages
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Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entrée into other places and other lives throughout the world. Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions ? all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures. The ten houses profiled include a red mud dwelling with thatched towers in Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed, shake-covered house in Transylvania, and a large donut-shaped communal building for 300 in China. This book increases children's wonder about and cultural awareness of the many different people and ways of life around the world.
 

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This fabulous picture-book survey of different types of houses, from around the world, profiles ten structures from ten countries, starting with a photograph by Yoshio Komatsu, and then proceeding to ... Read full review

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Houses around the world photographed and then cartoon illustration that x-rays the inside of the houses. Read full review

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Yoshio Komatsu has been photographing buidlings and people around the world for 25 years. His photographs were collected in the Japanese book Living on Earth, and his work is regularly published in books, magazines, and calendars throughout Japan. This is his first book in english. He and his wife Eiko, live in Tokyo.

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