Handmade houses & other buildings : the world of vernacular architecture / John May ; consultant editor, Anthony Reid.

by May, John, 1950-Looking glass; Reid, AnthonyLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2010.Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 050034258X; 9780500342589.Other title: Handmade houses and other buildings : the world of vernacular architecture.Subject(s): Architecture, DomesticLooking glass | Sustainable architectureLooking glass | Vernacular architectureLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Vernacular architecture, by its very nature, is built from local materials that are readily to hand and is thus defined by the geology and ecology of the region and by local climatic conditions. Constructed by the community using traditional tools, these structures are highly practical, energy-efficient, and blend with the landscape. They carry many of the attributes that we are now seeking in 'green architecture' as we struggle to adapt our built environment to the demands and concerns of the climate-change era. 'Handmade Houses and Other Buildings' looks at everyday structures all over the world, from whatever wood, grass, earth or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical solutions to the challenges of climate or terrain. Based on immemorial principles, but highly relevant to our newly found environmental concerns, these buildings show the simple and satisfying ways in which humans have worked out how to live - and live well, in harmony with their surroundings.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John May is a professional advantage player who tours the world beating casinos. He is the author of Baccarat for the Clueless and writes regularly for www.scoblete.com at RGT Online and for The New Chance and Circumstance magazine. He also has his own website - The Card Counters Cafe.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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