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Minaret building and apprenticeship in Yemen

Author: Trevor Hugh James Marchand
Publisher: Richmond : Curzon, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a combination of rich architectural and ethnographic description, this study of apprenticeship and human spatial cognition provides a fascinating insight into the daily lives and activities of a professional class of craftsmen, and investigates the unique teaching-learning processes that distinguish their trade and mould both their professional and social characters.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marchand, Trevor Hugh James.
Minaret building and apprenticeship in Yemen
(OCoLC)52055650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Hugh James Marchand
ISBN: 9781136859434 1136859438
OCLC Number: 861199899
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Sana'a, craft and the building trade --
The 'Addil minaret : reconsidering the role of the mosque minaret in Sana'a --
Foundations : training labourers in a traditional apprentice system --
Making it above grade : apprenticeship and learning to 'make' --
Completing the dome : the master builders.
Responsibility: Trevor Hugh James Marchand.

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'A major contribution to the literature on vernacular architecture.' - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

 
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