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Yurts: Living in the Round
Yurts: Living in the Round
by Becky Kemery
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.32
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for libraries, December 11, 2006
Yurts: Living in the Round by Becky Kemery (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006) provides a comprehensive introduction to this appealing round structure. The book covers the yurt's nomadic origins, its 20th century emergence as an aesthetic, economical and environmentally sensitive structure and the contemporary variations available: the fabric, tapered wall and frame panel designs, as well as surrounding topics such as furnishings, utilities and building codes. The useful resource guide, notes, bibliography and index follow the appendixes. Attractive photographs provide examples of yurts from vacation retreats and guest quarters, meeting spaces, and economical modest homes to substantial multi storied or connected structures.

I would recommend this book as an addition to any library collection. It is an inspiring book. A valuable resource for everyone from do-it-yourselfers to those who want to contract a distinctive round home, it also includes a philosophical and aesthetic contemplation of the purposes of shelter and the attraction of roundness. Even if readers decide not to build a yurt, they may get ideas they want to use and certainly will add to their knowledge of options.

Gloria Ray, Acquisitions Librarian

East Bonner County Library, Sandpoint, Idaho

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