Treehouses of the World

Treehouses of the World

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by Pete Nelson
     
 

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Treehouses have become a worldwide phenomenon, enjoyed by “kids” young and old. In Treehouses of the World, Pete Nelson presents the latest technology on designing and constructing environmentally respectful treehouses while at the same time taking the reader on a fascinating around-the-world journey to discover how treehouses are designed

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Treehouses have become a worldwide phenomenon, enjoyed by “kids” young and old. In Treehouses of the World, Pete Nelson presents the latest technology on designing and constructing environmentally respectful treehouses while at the same time taking the reader on a fascinating around-the-world journey to discover how treehouses are designed, built, and enjoyed all over the globe. 

More than thirty-five treehouses are shown in beautiful color photography— from locations in China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Italy, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France, and beyond—all photographed specifically for this book. Also unique to this volume is a section that looks at the entire process of creating a treehouse, from materials selection to design and construction, with photographs and drawings to demonstrate the key stages.

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Publishers Weekly
A principal of the Seattle-based construction company Treehouse Workshop and the author of three previous treehouse books, Nelson can safely be said to be solidly grounded in his knowledge of the subject; he presents everything from elevated basic wooden shelters to California-style ranches to turreted abodes resembling that of Pip's friend Wemmick in Great Expectations-fanciful and Victorian. The 250 full-color photos from Kurzaj (The Abrams Guide to American Houses) show great sympathy and felicity of composition, invitingly maximizing the natural settings. While the title promises diversity, about half of the houses are in the United States (with a West Coast majority built by Nelson), a quarter or so in Europe and most of the rest in Japan. And materials and location do dictate a certain uniformity-the houses are not as different on first and second look as one would expect. But Nelson's knowledgeability about modes of design and construction come through in colloquial, first-person text that includes short bios of the various houses' part-time inhabitants, and, if he did the building, Nelson's role in making them happen. The lovely photos and thoughtful layout complete the feel of climbing up to an alternative aerial domicile as one turns the pages. (Dec.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810949522
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
379,821
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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