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If You Lived Here : Houses of the World

$17.99 Hardcover

Written By:

Giles Laroche

Published By:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/25/2011

Product Details:

1 v. (unpaged) : 11.25 H x 0.25 D x 10.00 W inches 1.10 lbs.

  With intricate bas-relief collages, this book uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide—log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts—this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons—such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand—are as varied as the homes themselves. Includes log house, chalet, pueblo, connected barn, cave dwelling, stilted house, half-timbered, treehouse, houseboat, treehouse, trailer.  
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