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"The first inhabitants of Iceland built their homes from the material that was closest at hand: the earth itself. In the early 20th century, more than half the Icelandic population were still living in turf houses, and a few dozen such buildings remain standing today. (...) Architect Hjörleifur Stefánsson has been researching the history and forms of Icelandic turf houses for many years. (...) In From Earth – Icelandic Turf Houses, originally published in Icelandic as Af jörðu – íslensk torfhús, he presents the results of decades of study of Iceland’s turf building tradition."


ISBN 9789935245465

Author Hjörleifur Stefánsson

Publisher Gullinsnið, 2019

Format Hardcover

Pages 320  

From Earth - Icelandic Turf Houses

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