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Vernacular architecture

Author: Henry Glassie
Publisher: Philadelphia : Material Culture ; Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2000.
Series: Material culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on 35 years of fieldwork, Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. Henry Glassie articulates the key principles of architectural analysis; then, centering his argument in the United States but drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, he shows how architecture can be a prime resource for someone writing a democratic and comprehensive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Glassie
ISBN: 0253337569 9780253337566 0253213959 9780253213952
OCLC Number: 44128193
Notes: "Expanded revision of the fifth chapter of Henry Glassie's Material culture, published by the Indiana University Press in 1999"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2001 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize in North American Vernacular Architectural Studies.
Winner of Winner of the 2001 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize in North American Vernacular ArchitecturalStudies.
Description: 197 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Vernacular architecture --
Materialization --
Architectural technology --
Social orders --
Composition --
Architectural decoration --
Complexity in architectural time --
Compositional levels --
Forms and causes --
History --
The American landscape --
An entry to history --
Comparison in Ireland --
The U.S. in the nineteenth century --
Pattern in time.
Series Title: Material culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Responsibility: Henry Glassie ; photographs, drawings, and design by the author.

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