Synopses & Reviews
Birdhouses of the World offers readers a curated collection of beautiful, whimsical, stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing birdhouses created by designers and bird lovers around the world. Bird expert and author Anne Schmauss provides a brief history of birdhouses and lists the kinds of birds that inhabit them, as well as the types of structures that attract various species. Most important in her selection for this book is the and#147;wowand#8221; factor: These birdhouses are spectacular in their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer originality. With styles ranging from sleek modern to elaborate Victorian, they are as varied as human houses. Illustrating the wide-ranging designs found throughout the world, and even including the birdhouse of filmmaker George Lucas, this book is a captivating look at the creativity than can result when a functional structure is infused with a love of birds.
andldquo;[Author Anne] Schmauss searched the world to showcase the andlsquo;coolestandrsquo; birdhouses and tell their stories. And what birdhouses she has found.andrdquo;
andldquo;A fascinating, andlsquo;stop-you-in-your-tracksandrsquo; tour of birdhouses crafted by designers and bird enthusiasts all around the world.andrdquo;
andldquo;To judge from the imaginative birdhouses in Birdhouses of the World, some birds are inhabiting stylish architecture of the sort most of us can only dream about.andrdquo;
andldquo;With its stunning photos of fanciful houses, Nelsonandrsquo;s book will appeal to anyone who ever read Peter Pan or The Swiss Family Robinson. . . .andnbsp;To browse through Nelsonandrsquo;s book is to fantasize about life in midair.andrdquo;
- The author is a proven entity in this category.
- The color photography is all new.
- The book's technical information has been delivered in a manner that makes it easily accessible to those who are new to the subject.
Get motivated! Be inspired! Be in a tree! Spend 2015 out on a limb with treehouse architect and master carpenter Pete Nelson as your guide. This popular 16-month calendar highlights 13 of the most enchanting and unusual treehouses from around the world--and the amazing stories behind them.
Treehouse architect and master carpenter Pete Nelson has inspired generations of dreamers and do-it-yourselfers to go out on a limb! This popular calendar highlights 13 never-before-seen treehousesand#8212;and the amazing stories behind them.
Treehouses have long been places for fantasy and escape for children and adults alike. The structures in this transporting wall calendar are drawn from countries around the world. They range from simple one-room cabins to sophisticated homes with bridges, bathrooms, and stained glass windows.
Pete Nelson, the worldand#8217;s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in treesand#151;his motto is, and#147;get and#8217;er done, so you can BE in a TREE.and#8221; His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.
About the Author
Pete Nelsonand#8217;s previous books for Abrams include Treehouses of the World (2004) and New Treehouses of the World (2009). The host of the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters, Nelson runs Nelson Treehouse and Supply (NTS) outside of Seattle. He lives in Fall City, Washington.