Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes by Jonathan Horning, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes

Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes

by Jonathan Horning
     
 

A brief introduction to the construction and history of basic shelters.

Shelter is one of our most basic needs, and throughout history mankind has been highly inventive in meeting it. Simple Shelters introduces the principal types of wooden and stick-frame structures built around the world, examining how their shape and form

Overview

A brief introduction to the construction and history of basic shelters.

Shelter is one of our most basic needs, and throughout history mankind has been highly inventive in meeting it. Simple Shelters introduces the principal types of wooden and stick-frame structures built around the world, examining how their shape and form reflect cultural and cosmological considerations as well as climatic and utilitarian needs. Charting the gradual shift from the circular homes of the nomads to the rectangular ones favored by settled people, Jonathan Horning explores materials and construction principles over millennia, including the geodesic experiments of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802717733
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
607,595
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Horning has taught geometry and workshop skills at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London for over 15 years. Also an experienced carpenter and joiner, he lives in Devon, UK, with his wife and children.

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