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Branching out.  Childhood fantasy meets grown-up savoir faire   The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour oBranching out.  Childhood fantasy meets grown-up savoir faire   The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. A teahouse, a restaurant, a hotel, a playhouse for children, or a perch from which to contemplate life—the tree house can take as many forms as the imagination can offer. In times of concern for sustainability and ecological responsibility, the tree house may also be the ultimate symbol of life in symbiosis with nature. Whether rustic or contemporary in style, tree houses make the most of space. Climb into this trove of tree houses and enjoy a new perspective on the world.   50 tree houses from around the world Covers all different styles, from romantic to modern Every house is depicted in several photos as well as one illustration byartist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles (who also created the book’s cover artwork) Helpful short biographies of all architects...

Title : Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air
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ISBN : 9783836526647
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 300 Pages
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Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air Reviews

  • Annelies
    2018-12-11 00:13

    Taschen delivers again a beautiful illustrated book. It's a a book about 50 treehouses in large, marvellous photos with little text about the house. The houses look to come from fairytales, some from sf-stories. You can let your imagination free, and dream away by them.

  • Peter
    2018-12-08 01:14

    This book is a large, well-photographed, appealing compendium of about 50 (mostly) luxurious and exclusive arboreal marvels located around the world, highlighting the structures of established treehouse architects along with a smattering of amateur—though not amateurish—endeavors. Some are available for lodging or dining (!), some are on private property (so you'll have to make friends with people like Val Kilmer or The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger to actually climb inside), and some are conceptual. My initial interest in this book was with the illustrator Patrick Hruby, whom I recently discovered and whose work here perfectly matches the childlike and enchanting aesthetic I associate with treehouses. But most of these "castles in the air" are unquestionably for adults with adult expectations, and many of them, while fascinating to consider the structural logistics (Sweden's "Mirrorcube Tree Hotel" for example, which looks like a glass cube floating among the trees, the effect of which at dusk practically causes it to vanish), finally did not connect with me because of this. Including some less extravagant examples would’ve provided some balance, in my opinion.I read it in one sitting on a cold winter day, which heightened the escape factor but somewhat made repetitive the wow factor—I found myself turning pages quickly here and there despite how magnificent some of these structures must be in person (though unless I become a wealthy world traveler, I’ll probably never know). While this book may provide some inspiration for DIYers, it may also discourage efforts as nothing most people are likely to envision for their backyard will come close to anything in this book—some of these cost tens of thousands of dollars. The photographs are beautiful to look at, though, and the fact that there is a market for upscale treehouses and firms dedicated to building them and exploring their possibilities is interesting in and of itself. The book should appeal to those with even a passing interest, though I'd suggest enjoying it in small doses as you might (might) a $12 cocktail or a James Brown box set, lest the cumulative effect leave you numb to what excited you about it in the first place. Recommended.

  • Vonia
    2018-11-27 04:31

    I am not sure if I want to associate with you if you do not at least like tree houses. Next time I win the lottery, I am building one of these in my backyard. The full page pictures, even double page, are stunning, gorgeous, and entirely worth the high cost of this book. It is also a huge book, pretty much the only book in my 2000 book collection that will not fit on any of my shelves. This review is so short, because there really is nothing else I can say. One of the best examples of a picture being worth a thousand words.

  • Julia
    2018-12-01 01:32

    Day dreaming!

  • Awjtf
    2018-11-24 23:29

    Very interesting

  • Heather
    2018-11-27 05:24

    It's a beautiful book with great pictures and text about each treehouse. I wish the book wasn't so big and heavy. It was hard to wield when reading it

  • Lorraine
    2018-12-11 00:25

    This book, Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, published in Germany and written in three languages: English, German and French, shows treehouses all over the world. Some for fun; some as hotels, and even a restaurant. It is an amazing book. One designer stood out to me - Pete Nelson. I like his designs, but whoever designed all the others and there are quite a few designers, each design appealed to whomever contracted to have the treehouse built. It is quite fascinating to realize that treehouses are a universal concept. Very impressive.

  • Jen Well-Steered
    2018-12-03 00:22

    This is the kind of treehouse I can get behind - furnished, with running water and wifi, frequently also with hot tubs and kitchenettes.

  • Sabrina Laxmanalal
    2018-11-25 23:11

    I am late for work because of this book! Just stumbled across it in in a bookshop and its wonderful... reminds me of all those childhood fantasies about having a treehouse. Maybe its not too late!

  • Trish
    2018-11-27 23:08

    I liked that this book is in three different languages. The tree houses are really cool to look at.

  • Mills College Library
    2018-11-20 22:09

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