If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles LarocheIf You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche

If You Lived Here: Houses of the World

byGiles Laroche

Hardcover | October 25, 2011

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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 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
Giles Laroche lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His amazing paper relief art has illustrated many children's books. This is his first book for Houghton Mifflin.
Title:If You Lived Here: Houses of the WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.42 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547238924

ISBN - 13:9780547238920


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! An excellent book about houses around the world. There is a lot of information about the types of houses, how they are made, where you would find them. Fantastic information!
Date published: 2018-06-07

Editorial Reviews

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 "