Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture

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Based on thirty-five years of fieldwork, Glassie's Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. He articulates the key principles of architectural analysis, and 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 the one who would write a democratic and comprehensive more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 100 b&w photos, 32 plates
  • 0253213959
  • 9780253213952
  • 1,087,487

Table of contents

Vernacular ArchitectureArchitectural TechnologySocial OrdersCompositionArchitectural DecorationComplexity in Architectural TimeCompositional LevelsHistoryThe American LandscapeAn Entry to American HistoryComparison to IrelandThe United States in the Nineteenth CenturyPattern in TimeAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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