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Wooden Houses

Wooden Houses

Wooden Houses


Futagawa, Yukio
Abrams, 1978
SKU: 70570

A classic photo survey of folkhouses by the world-class photographer. Examples from the Swiss Alps, Tyrol, Central Europe, and Scandinavia. Introduced by Christian Norberg-Schulz. 

WOODEN HOUSES is a unique pictorial appreciation of the charm and joyous creativity displayed by this type of vernacular architecture. And its enchnting detailed photographs of farmhouses, barns, chalets, cabins, storehouses, playhouses, and homes are scrupulously documented, with diagrams and floor plans.

Emphasizing that great architecture is not confined to marble halls or gilded monuments, WOODEN HOUSES will open many eyes. Yukio Futagawa, author of The Essential Japanes House and founder of GA Magazines spent years roaming through Europe to capture on film these jewels of houses and the precious and fast-disapperaing examples of handcrafted wooden trimmings, balconies, window treatments, eaves, gables, and delicately carved walls that adorn them. His photographs bear witness to the timportant role that the varied textures and hues of wood have played in shaping the preceptions and aesthetic awareness of rural artisans. This volume is his tribute to the expressive qualiteis of wood and to the timbered towns and the fold cultures that created them.

Very good to fine condition with very good dust-jacket.

287 pp. Profuse B&W, color illus. Cl.