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Impressions of Yemen [Hardcover]

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A country surrounded by mountains, Yemen has for many centuries remained untouched by and resistant to foreign influences. Turned in upon itself Yemen is a world whose arts and architecture preserve many links with the past, while integrating the modern world to an often startling degree.

From the coastal plains of the Tihama in the west inland to the cities of Wadi Hadramawt in the east, Pascal and Maria Marchaux's beautiful photographs reveal the origins and meanings of the extraordinary indigenous painted houses. Yemeni architecture uses only local resources, inscribing its forms directly into the landscape, to produce a highly mimetic effect: the forms and decoration evoke the qualities of the mountains and earth, the natural light, and the vegetation of the environment. Architecture is also an important bearer of social symbolism: brilliant colors are used both to protect and to seduce, to vaunt the wealth and status of the owner; and the organization of interior space defines the central role of hospitality in Yemeni life.

The language of color on both architectural exteriors and interiors reflects the organic world through the use of natural pigments, and also creates complex representational forms linked to the costume and body make-up of the individual inhabitants. In a fascinating text, the authors describe how, through a limited decorative repertoire and the same materials, houses of similar form yet infinite variety are constructed.

This beautiful book introduces us to a misunderstood world, a culture threatened by modern technology, which nevertheless demonstrates a mastery of materials, tools, and symbols to produce a polychrome architecture of immense and lasting power.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.45" Width: 11.41" Height: 1.11"
Weight:   3.92 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 27, 1997
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  208013647X  
ISBN13  9782080136473  

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Travel > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Travel > Middle East
3Books > Subjects > History > Asia
4Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Saudi Arabia
6Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Yemen
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Building Types & Styles > Specific Styles
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
9Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > International > Middle Eastern
10Books > Subjects > Travel > General
11Books > Subjects > Travel > Middle East > Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United-Arab-Emi
12Books > Subjects > Travel > Middle East > Yemen

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Intimate study of the forms, styles and colours  Mar 3, 1998
This book is unlike other photographic books on Yemen, it oes not attempt to tell the whole story but rather examines in closeup the details that form the whole such as the styles, patterns and forms that together distinguish Yemen as a bridge between Arabia and Africa. Similary it looks at the way the Yemenis have sculpted their environment from houses to faces. Remarkable in its detail. This book keeps Yemen's secrets but exposes it's character.

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