I bet some of you have already started writing or at least you have started to think about what you are going to ask for this year in your letter to the Magi. I always have the same problem, I can think of too many ideas and I have trouble deciding which ones to stay with ... If the same thing happens to you today I am going to make it even more difficult, with the book that I teach you today and that I am sure that from now on it will become part of your wish list.
The house, chronicle of a conquest It is the work of Daniel Torres, published by Editorial Standard, composed of a total of 576 pages on the history of the concept of home ... There is nothing! In the book it is combined illustration, comic and text in equal parts. The story begins in the Neolithic and reaches our days with great detail and is a fantastic way to see in a very pleasant way, the evolution of the relationship between humans and houses.
The project arises in response to a need and is that according to Daniel Torres, the author, in Spain we had nothing published in this regard and it is really a fundamental issue and that is part of our lives in a very direct way. The home history is long and that is why the book has 26 chapters, I have to confess that I have not yet had time to read it whole ... But I am enjoying it to the fullest and what I have been able to see and read so far, I have loved besides looking frankly interesting.
As I said the book goes from the Neolithic to the present and pay special attention to all those milestones that have marked the evolution of the house, from a simple shelter that protected man from nature, to reach the home where they develop our life Is wonderful as an alternative way to review or study history Through the advances of the concept of home, even to me that I am not of pure sciences, the following is really fun for me.
If it depended on me I changed the history books of the institutes for something like that, applied to a subject in which we are involved in a real and much more entertaining way, because with these characteristics it helps us learn much more. In addition to the context, the visual part also does a long time, the same story only in text would not be the same, but the comic and illustrations multiply the value of the work at all levels.
Another surprising thing is to see how Torres's drawing adapts to the requirements of each style as the story progresses in time: from engraving to Art Deco, from structuralism to Victorian illustration or from Baroque to pop-art. We have gone from having to fight hard to get fire to enter the house and control lighting systems from the smartphone, which is said soon ... And it is a point of view that we had never seen before in a history book, worth!
￼￼For those of you who are curious I tell you that the book is ideal as a gift for lovers of decoration, history and culture and books in general and even I would say very especially for houses with children. This is a very special publication, with which you can learn a lot and that has a cardboard format with a dust jacket of 23 x 29.8 centimeters, with 576 full-color pages and also has a reasonable price of 49.50 euros . The book is already on sale since last November 6.
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