Vernacular architecture in the 21st century : theory, education and practice / edited by Lindsay Asquith and Marcel Vellinga.

by Asquith, LindsayLooking glass; Vellinga, MarcelLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, 2006.Description: xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0415357810; 0415357950.Subject(s): Vernacular architectureLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The issues surrounding the function and meaning of vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century are complex and extensive. Taking a distinctively rigorous theoretical approach, this book considers these issues from a number of perspectives, broadening current debate to a wider multidisciplinary audience. These collected essays from the leading experts in the field focus on theory, education and practice in this essential sector of architecture, and help to formulate solutions to the environmental, disaster management and housing challenges facing the global community today.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of illustration credits (p. ix)
  • List of contributors (p. xi)
  • Preface (p. xv)
  • Foreword (p. xvii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part I The vernacular as process (p. 21)
  • 1 Building tradition: control and authority in vernacular architecture (p. 23)
  • 2 Endorsing indigenous knowledge: the role of masons and apprenticeship in sustaining vernacular architecture - the case of Djenne (p. 46)
  • 3 Forms and meanings of mobility: the dwellings and settlements of sedentarized Irish Travellers (p. 63)
  • 4 Engaging the future: vernacular architecture studies in the twenty-first century (p. 81)
  • Part II Learning from the vernacular (p. 95)
  • 5 Traditionalism and vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century (p. 97)
  • 6 Learning from the vernacular: basic principles for sustaining human habitats (p. 110)
  • 7 Lessons from the vernacular: integrated approaches and new methods for housing research (p. 128)
  • 8 Sheltering from extreme hazards (p. 145)
  • 9 A journey through space: cultural diversity in urban planning (p. 155)
  • Part III Understanding the vernacular (p. 177)
  • 10 Vernacular design as a model system (p. 179)
  • 11 'Generative concepts' in vernacular architecture (p. 199)
  • 12 The future of the vernacular: towards new methodologies for the understanding and optimization of the performance of vernacular buildings (p. 215)
  • 13 Architectural education and vernacular building (p. 231)
  • 14 Educating architects to become culturally aware (p. 245)
  • Afterword: raising the roof (p. 262)
  • Bibliography (p. 269)
  • Index (p. 288)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Lindsay Asquith worked with Paul Oliver on the compilation of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (1997) and subsequently as a Research Associate in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She completed her PhD in 2003 and now works as an Architectural Design Consultant in the housing sector.

Marcel Vellinga is a Research Fellow in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, England. He is the author of Constituting Unity and Difference: Vernacular Architecture in a Minangkabau Village (2004) and of various articles dealing with the anthropology of architecture in Indonesia. He is currently co-editing, with Paul Oliver, the Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World.

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