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Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world

Author: Paul Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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Divided into three volumes, the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture is a basic resource for this new area of study. As stated in Oliver's introduction "Vernacular architecture is now the term most widely used to denote indigenous, tribal, folk, peasant, and traditional architecture." Volume 1 discusses broad concepts such as 'typologies', 'symbolism and decoration', 'environment' and 'materials and building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Enciclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world.
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605035398
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Oliver
ISBN: 0521564220 9780521564229
OCLC Number: 36446818
Awards: Winner of Sir Banister Fletcher Award 1998
Description: 3 volumes (xxxvi, 2384 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. Theories and principles --
v. 2. Cultures and habitats (Asia, East and Central Australasia and Oceania, Europe and Eurasia, Mediterranean and Southwest Asia) --
v. 3. Cultures and habitats (Latin America, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Glossary, Lexicon, Bibliography, Indexes).
Other Titles: Vernacular architecture of the world
Responsibility: edited by Paul Oliver.

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The first work to show the diversity of the traditional buildings of over a thousand cultures of the world.  Read more...
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'... the breadth and detail is staggering.' Building Design 'It should be seen as a major pioneering work.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'The Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the Read more...

 
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The seminal work on vernacular architecture of the world

by Rosieglo (WorldCat user published 2015-09-05) Excellent Permalink

All students of architecture, anthropology and associated fields will find these 3 volumes an essential reference.

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