If You Lived Here: Houses of the World

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Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.

If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.
With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.

Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide—log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts—this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons—such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand—are as varied as the homes themselves.

List of Houses included:

Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.
Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.
Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico
Connected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.
Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, Spain
Palafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, Chile
Palazzo Dario, Venice, Italy
Chateau La Brede, Bordeaux, France
Tulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, China
Half-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, Germany
Greek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, Greece
Decorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Yurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.
Airstream trailer, USA
Floating house, Middleburg, the Netherlands
Tree house, USA

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Recensione:

"This exemplary title can inspire readers as well as educate them."—School Library Journal, starred review

"With such small connections, Laroche emphasizes the similarities over the differences, making this volume both an informative sampling of domestic architecture and a meaningful representation of global culture."—Booklist

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Brilliant at bas-relief cut-paper collage, Giles Laroche is the illustrator of several picture books -- including What Do Wheels Do All Day (Houghton) and Bridges are to Cross -- many of which have generated starred reviews and foreign and special sales.    He lives in Salem, MA and in the summer moves to an old barn in New Hampshire.

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Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide—log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts—this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons—such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand—are as varied as the homes themselves.List of Houses included:Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.Pueblo, Taos, New MexicoConnected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, SpainPalafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, ChilePalazzo Dario, Venice, ItalyChateau La Brede, Bordeaux, FranceTulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, ChinaHalf-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, GermanyGreek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, GreeceDecorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South AfricaYurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.Airstream trailer, USAFloating house, Middleburg, the NetherlandsTree house, USA. Codice libro della libreria 9497285

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Descrizione libro Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 279 x 262 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one s home, using whatever materials are at hand are as varied as the homes themselves.List of Houses included: Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.Pueblo, Taos, New MexicoConnected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, SpainPalafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, ChilePalazzo Dario, Venice, ItalyChateau La Brede, Bordeaux, FranceTulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, ChinaHalf-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, GermanyGreek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, GreeceDecorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South AfricaYurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.Airstream trailer, USAFloating house, Middleburg, the NetherlandsTree house, USA. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780547238920

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Descrizione libro Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 279 x 262 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one s home, using whatever materials are at hand are as varied as the homes themselves.List of Houses included: Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.Pueblo, Taos, New MexicoConnected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, SpainPalafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, ChilePalazzo Dario, Venice, ItalyChateau La Brede, Bordeaux, FranceTulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, ChinaHalf-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, GermanyGreek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, GreeceDecorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South AfricaYurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.Airstream trailer, USAFloating house, Middleburg, the NetherlandsTree house, USA. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780547238920

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Descrizione libro HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 32 pages. Dimensions: 11.0in. x 10.3in. x 0.4in.If You Lived Here: Houses of the World Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide--log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts--this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons--such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with ones home, using whatever This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780547238920

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Descrizione libro Cengage Learning, Inc. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, If You Lived Here: Houses of the World, Giles Laroche, Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand are as varied as the homes themselves. List of Houses included: Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.Pueblo, Taos, New MexicoConnected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, SpainPalafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, ChilePalazzo Dario, Venice, ItalyChateau La Brede, Bordeaux, FranceTulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, ChinaHalf-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, GermanyGreek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, GreeceDecorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South AfricaYurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.Airstream trailer, USAFloating house, Middleburg, the NetherlandsTree house, USA". Codice libro della libreria B9780547238920

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