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The House Book

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An A-Z guide to 500 iconic houses and traditional dwellings worldwide.
Paperback, 520 pages
Published April 8th 2004 by Phaidon Press (first published 2001)
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Manza Zitou
Apr 28, 2014 Manza Zitou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un livre à découvrir et surtout à avoir dans sa bibliothèque.
Dec 13, 2013 Ron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: architecture
This is one of my favorite books to read every few years. Architecture never gets out of date.
Imagine 500 homes from castles to teepees to Bucky Fuller.
My favorite is the conical stone houses in Apulia, Italy, constructed without mortar so that when the tax collectors were due to come by, they could easily be dismantled (and later rebuilt) so that no house tax could be collected.
Jul 26, 2011 Adrienne rated it liked it
this is an on~going read for me....a constant point of reference for both architects,styles, materials,cultures and can never really finish a reference book.....
Michael Heath-Caldwell
Large, comprehensive book on architectural design and different architects and styles from around the world.
Feb 10, 2008 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great phaidon book covering a vast number of architectural styles.
Iain Watson
The House Book (Architecture) by Editors of Phaidon Press (2004)
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