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Asia's old dwellings : tradition, resilience, and change

Author: Ronald G Knapp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Asia's Dwellings: Architectural Tradition and Change' examines the environmental, historical, and social factors that influence the housing forms of more than half the world's population, presenting  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Knapp
ISBN: 019592858X 9780195928587
OCLC Number: 51519659
Description: vi, 491 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Asia's diversity and Asia's dwellings: tradition, resilience, and change / Ronald Knapp --
Himalayan dwellings: a cultural-environmental perspective / David Surick and Nanda Shrestha --
Patterns and relationships of Indian houses / Allen G. Noble --
The Sinhala house: landscape experience and domestic order in Kandyan, Sri Lanka / Bonnie G. MacDougall --
Dwellings in Bangladesh / Bimal Kanti Paul --
The Singapore shophouse: an Anglo-Chinese urban vernacular / Lee Ho Yin --
Vietnamese dwellings: tradition, resilience, and change / Susan Balderstone and William Logan --
Dwellings in Indonesia: tradition, resilience, and change / Gunawan Tjahjono --
The persistence of tradition in Laos / Colin Long --
The evolution of the Philippine traditional house / Augusto Villalón --Dwellings in Myanmar: ceremony, ritual, and life / Than Than Nwe --
The Kampong house: evolutionary history of peninsular Malaysia's vernacular houseform / Lee Ho Yin --
'Ban Thai': house and culture in a transforming society / Marc Askew--
Japan's traditional houses: the significance of spatial conceptions / Matsuda Naonori with Mogi Keiichiro --
China's vernacular architecture / Puay-peng Ho --
Pile-built dwellings in ethnic southern China: type, myth, and heterogeneity / Xing Ruan --
Traditional Korean settlements and dwellings / Sang-hae Lee --
Dwellings in the steppes and deserts of inner Asia / Manu P. Sobti --
Traditional dwellings of Afghanistan: a multiple paradox / Rafi Samizay.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald G. Knapp.
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