Wonderful Houses Around the World

Wonderful Houses Around the World

by Yoshio Komatsu, Akira Nishiyama
     
 

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A picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China,,

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A picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China,, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Clear, color photo spreads and explanatory paragraphs introduce 10 "wonderful houses" from a variety of cultural backgrounds. A circular tulou in China, a felt yurt in Mongolia, an underground home in Tunisia, and an earthen "castle" in Togo are among the featured domiciles. Each picture has a full-spread color diagram of a structural cutaway with captions that describe architectural details and/or furnishings and indicate the makeup of the family/families in residence. The author's personal comments enliven the terse text, and his three-sentence introduction mentions his enthusiasm for "interesting" domestic design. An additional purchase that may be paired with Peter Spier's People (Doubleday, 1980) for a rich ethnological experience or Piero Ventura's Houses (Houghton, 1993) for a historical comparison with less exotic examples.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936070346
Publisher:
Shelter Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
379,347
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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