1st Edition

Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architecture




ISBN 9780750666572
Published October 17, 2006 by Routledge
474 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole globe. Some previously unpublished papers, as well as those only available in hard to find conference proceedings, are brought together in one volume to form a fascinating reference for students and professional architects, as well as all those involved with planning housing schemes in their home countries and overseas.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: DEFINING THE FIELD; PART TWO: CULTURES AND CONTEXTS; PART THREE: TRADITION AND TRANSMISSION; PART FOUR: CULTURES, DISASTERS AND DWELLINGS; PART FIVE: CONSERVATION AND CONTINUITY; PART SIX: SUBURBS AND SELF-BUILDERS; PART SEVEN: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE 21st CENTURY

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