Yemen

Yemen Yemen is a land where the most ancient traditions survive sheltered by the mountains from the ordinariness that the modern age imposes Yemen remains astonishing a realm of spontaneous architecture in

  • Title: Yemen
  • Author: Maria Marechaux Pascal Marechaux Dominique Champault Alexandra Campbell
  • ISBN: 2859404996
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Yemen is a land where the most ancient traditions survive, sheltered by the mountains from the ordinariness that the modern age imposes Yemen remains astonishing a realm of spontaneous architecture in which the smallest village is a work of art homeland of incense and coffee favoured by a unique climate which plants greenery in the midst of desert stronghold of mountaYemen is a land where the most ancient traditions survive, sheltered by the mountains from the ordinariness that the modern age imposes Yemen remains astonishing a realm of spontaneous architecture in which the smallest village is a work of art homeland of incense and coffee favoured by a unique climate which plants greenery in the midst of desert stronghold of mountains sculpted by ingenious gardeners, terrace builders and irrigators and last refuge of a tolerant Islam which has always made strangers welcome Yet in recent years the modern world has started to assert its influence on this ancient land and as it starts to open up to the West, change is inevitable.Pascal and Maria Marechaux first explored Yemen twenty years ago as young architects, and they have returned each year since to immerse themselves in the country and record every aspect of the land and its beauty before it succumbed to monderization.

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