"The Art of Building in Yemen" Yemen Packing List Tip by TheLongTone
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Miscellaneous: The architecture of Yemen is truly extraordinary. It's unlikely that any tour guide will have any in-depth knowledge of the subject, especially since the variation between one region and another- or even between villages that are close together- is important.
By far the best book on the subject is Fernando Varanda's Art of Buiding in Yemen. Not a lightweight I'm afraid, but it's a very thorough synopsis of the subject, well illustrated with photographs and plans/sections. Unless you're backpacking around worth packing: if ever I revist this wonderful country it's in the rucksack.
Unfortunately out of print. You'll have to use a site like www.abebooks.com to locate a copy, and it'll probably cost at least $100. Worth every cent.
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