1st Edition

Vernacular Architecture Paradigms of Environmental Response

Edited By Mete Turan Copyright 1990
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1990, as part of the Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences series, reissued now with a new series introduction, Vernacular Architecture: Paradigms of Environmental Response was not meant to be collection to represent one view or approach. The only unifying element among the essays is the subject matter. It is clear that there are not only disagreements over the interpretation of objective facts, but more essentially there is a fundamental difference in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. However, regardless of these differences, if the present volume as an attempt to create a theoretical construct called into question the ideographic approaches which do not penetrate the surface, which persistently deal with formal qualities, and which are content with only simple deterministic relations, then it satisfies the major criterion that this collection of essays set for itself, namely to broaden the scope of discussion.

    New Series Introduction to the Reissue David Canter and David Stea.  Preface.  Acknowledgements.  Part One: On the Nature of Vernacular Architecture  1. Vernacular Design and Environmental Wisdom Mete Turan  2. The Ten Smudge Pots of Vernacular Building: Notes on Explorations into Architectural Mythology David Stea  3. What’s Indigenous? An Essay on Building Delbert Highlands  Part Two: Constituents of Vernacular Architecture  4. Defining Vernacular Design Amos Rapoport  5. A Statement on Placemaking David Stea and Mete Turan  6. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Community Stephen H. Lekson  7. Vernacular Know-How Paul Oliver  Part Three: Learning from Vernacular Architecture  8. Maxims and Traditions: Anatolian Vernacular M. Bilgi Denel  9. Socio-Political Change and Symbolic Space in Norwegian Farm Culture After the Reformation Dennis Doxtater  10. Learning From Colonial Houses and Lifestyles Roderick J. Lawrence  Part Four: Vernacular Architecture as Paradigm  11. Vernacular Paradigms for Post-Industrial Architecture James M. Fitch  12. Vernacular Architecture and Society Henry Glassie  13. Vernacular Architecture as a Paradigm-Case Argument Bozkurt Güvenç  14. ‘Vernacularism’ in Architectural Education Yasemin Aysan and Necdet Teymur.  About the Contributors.  Bibliography.  Index.


    Mete Turan