A gorgeously illustrated picture book of the world's vernacular architectures, accompanied by superb introductory essays describing local resources, traditions, and lifestyles and how they shape the structures in which people live. A brief description, with the location, is given for each photograph
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(234mm x 205mm x 44mm)
Gibbs M. Smith Inc
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Author Biography - Athena Swentzell Steen
Bill and Athena Steen are the authors of The Straw Bale House and The Beauty of Straw Bale. They are active in community building programs that teach low-income families how to build their own shelters, and known for their efforts to incorporate artistic techniques based on local and natural materials into the world of modern construction. They live in Elgin, Arizona. Yoshio Komatsu has been photographing buildings 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.