Duck Duck Book


9 – built by hand
01.26.2005, 12:04 am
Filed under: art & entertainment

Built by hand : vernacular buildings around the world / written by Athena Steen, Bill Steen, and Eiko Komatsu ; photographs by Yoshio Komatsu.
Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, c2003.
[MCL call number: 728 S814b 2003; three copies, no holds]

This big, heavy book that should probably not be put through a library book drop has more than 450 pages of photographs of dwelling places throughout the world. Each section deals with a different kind of building material — straw, mud, rocks, caves, wood, etc. — and though there is very little explanatory text, the photographs are so beautiful that it almost hurts to look at them.

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