Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 288
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Book DescriptionThe architecture of ordinary people represents more than ninety per cent of the world's buildings, including some 800 million homes. Dwellings is about the types and forms of vernacular houses around the world. It documents the form of traditional buildings that are self-built by their owner-occupiers or built by members of a community, recording the means of construction and decoration of the house in many different cultures. First published by Phaidon in 1987, Dwellings, in its new updated, revised and expanded format, takes into account new scholarship in the field, including the author's own fieldwork, and also acknowledges theoretical developments in the areas of cultural geography, gender studies, sociology and anthropology. Dwellings is a fascinating reference work on domestic buildings and also a useful survey for understanding how different communities cope with issues of climate, migration, mass development, and symbolic and cultural meaning in...