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Structure and meaning in human settlements

Author: Tony Atkin; Joseph Rykwert
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the relationships between form, space, and cultural meaning in human habitation. Authors from a variety of disciplines and international sites address the possibilities of common ground in architectural theories about place and dwelling, anthropological research on settlement archaeology, and the study of cultural landscapes and geography. Illustrated with 220 full-color images, this book is a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Structure and meaning in human settlements.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, [2005]
(OCoLC)646941183
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Atkin; Joseph Rykwert
ISBN: 1931707839 9781931707831
OCLC Number: 61109254
Description: xi, 371 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Building and knowing / Joseph Rykwert and Tony Atkin --
Animal settlements : ecological functionalism of animal architecture / Juhani Pallasmaa --
Settlement patterns in Americanist archaeology / Gordon R. Willey --
The idea of a Maya town / Wendy Ashmore --
Cosmological structures of ancient Egyptian city planning / David O'Connor --
Mohenjo-Daro : the symbolic landscape of an ancient city / Gregory Possehl --
Holy mountains / Joseph Rykwert --
The ontological structure of mediance as a ground of meaning in architecture / Augustin Berque --
Three gestures in a poetics of place : Chinese settlement and disruption / Stephan Feuchtwang --
The language of cultural memory in Chinese gardens / Stanislaus Fung --
A culture without a temple : ritual landscape sanctuaries and female superiority in state religion in Ryukyu / Tsutomu Iyori --
Etruscan boundaries and prophecy / Larissa Bonfante --
Razing the roof : the imperative of building destruction in Danhomè (Dahomey) / Suzanne P. Blier --
Signs of the ancestors : an archaeology of mesa villages of the pueblo revolt / T.J. Ferguson and Robert Preucel --
Imagining the past / Edmund Carpenter --
The oasis model / Pietro Laureano --
The evolution of settlement : fieldwork at Zuni pueblo 1995-97 / Tony Atkin --
The primitive origins of modern architecture : Le Corbusier's Voyage to the East / M. Christine Boyer --
Symbolic settlements : the American ideological tension between private homes and public housing / Lawrence J. Vale --
Transplanting the New Jersey turnpike to China / Thomas J. Campanella --
Landscape ecology and cities / Laurie Olin --
Settlements after now / Michael Sorkin --
21st century nomadism and settlement / Denis Cosgrove --
Materials matter in urban architecture / David Leatherbarrow.
Other Titles: Structure & meaning in human settlements
Responsibility: Tony Atkin and Joseph Rykwert, editors.
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"This book explores the relationships between form, space, and cultural meaning in human habitation. Authors from a variety of disciplines and international sites address the possibilities of common ground in architectural theories about place and dwelling, anthropological research on settlement archaeology, and the study of cultural landscapes and geography. Illustrated with 220 full-color images, this book is a unique attempt to combine thinking about cultural meaning in space and settlements, both ancient and contemporary."--Jacket.

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