Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air
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 by artist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles (who also created the book’s cover artwork)
Helpful short biographies of all architects
by CDB (5 out of 5 stars)
January 3, 2014
I bought this book for my adult daughter but read it while she was visiting for Christmas. The tree houses in it are unbelievable some costing as much as $60,000 and are more "cabin in the woods" than what one would traditionally think of when they hear tree house. The book provides beautiful photographs of the interior and well as outside views. This book really sparks your imagination and will provide ideas for your home as well as anything you might construct outside. It's much more of book of beautiful architect than what you expect from the title. It's a very interesting book and worth the price. Great addition to your library and for providing creative ideas that might be used in your home.
by Sweet (5 out of 5 stars)
February 1, 2014
This is a book for curling up and dreaming with. You will need strong wrists just to pick it up--- its humungous!--- and you'll not want real life to interfere once you start turning the pages. Its an expensive treat, but just say no to that overpriced box of luxury chocolates, and buy this instead: guaranteed to give the same rush as the richest dark chocs! Amazing treehouse designs, fabulous illustrations and photographs, lots & lots of them. The way to make this book better? Curl up and share with someone you love--- friend, child, partner, neighbor--- and dream together.
We all should have a tree house
by Gary Anderson (4 out of 5 stars)
October 29, 2015
We all need one---a nice tree house, that is. One of the many books on the subject, this one seems to concentrate on the highly professionally designed and costly creations. A good source of ideas for the average tree house fan, it might be a source of greater inspiration for those able to afford the services of the sprinkle of international tree house designers featured.
Unique Treehouse Book for Treehouse Lovers
by nathalie (5 out of 5 stars)
August 17, 2019
Bought this as a gift and she loves it! Great illustrations with unique treehouses all over the world.
by Amber G (5 out of 5 stars)
June 5, 2016
What a great idea for a coffee table book! This is the perfect conversation starter for making new friends. It's so interesting to see the beautiful photos and read about the architecture of these amazing homes.
For the Peter Pan in all of us..
by Bshops2much! (5 out of 5 stars)
January 31, 2014
Well... mostly men, but still.
An amazing collection of tree houses!
Plenty of great photos.
A great convo piece on the coffee table.
Most of my female friends aren't nearly as impressed as the dudes.
An interesting book full of imaginative ideas
by Cecebe Girl (4 out of 5 stars)
March 30, 2013
This book contains photos of tree houses from all over the world and they are of various sizes and designs. I'd have preferred to see some basic drawings of the structures, but mostly you can get an idea of that from the photos.
Tree Houses Anyone?
by 1more (5 out of 5 stars)
February 20, 2014
Remarkable Book Should you find yourself wondering whatever happened
to tree houses since you were a kid
buy this, the price tag is a bit high yet
perfect for those of us fascinated by
the ingenuity and innovation of others.
great book though
by FILLION-ROBIN Nadège (3 out of 5 stars)
May 23, 2018
way to small.... great book though!
beautiful, BIG book
by B. Currin (5 out of 5 stars)
January 30, 2013
This is such an inspiring book. There are a number of beautiful and interesting designs- so innovative! I think it is just a taste, though, and inspires me to research the designs and designers.
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