Contemporary Native American architecture : cultural regeneration and creativity / Carol Herselle Krinsky.

by Krinsky, Carol HerselleLooking glass.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.Description: x, 277 pages : illustrations, 27 cm.ISBN: 0195097394; 0195097408.Subject(s): Architecture, Domestic -- North America | Indian architecture -- North AmericaLooking glass | Vernacular architecture -- North AmericaNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-269) and index.
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This text covers a new kind of architecture which reflects a culture in formation. Since the mid-1960s, Native Americans have taken part in a widespread movement of cultural regeneration - a term that embraces everything from continuity and reinforcement to invention. As part of this movement, tribal governments and supra-tribal urban groups have commisssioned dozens of buildings that are creating a modern Amerindian architecture. The author focuses on ethnic particularity in contemporary architecture, and on its social consequences.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-269) and index.

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Library Journal Review

This work is dedicated to the premise that Native American architecture has blossomed in the last 30 years, along with other indigenous arts. The author has engaged in an extensive survey of recent building types and augmented the results with interviews with those directly involved in architectural projects. The information gained is valuable in itself, but readers may have a more difficult time discerning the cultural movements Krinsky so eagerly postulates. This is not the fault of the author, a meticulous architectural historian. Rather, the book's survey reveals just how disparate quality contemporary architecture can be, regardless of its creators' background. Replete with vital plans, sketches, and exterior photographs, this work does add new and valuable information on a whole category of modern building. The pieces do not necessarily add up to firm evidence of a cultural renaissance, but academic libraries covering contemporary architecture will want to add this title as a necessary sequel to Peter Nabokov's historically focused Native American Architecture (Oxford Univ., 1989).‘Paula A. Baxter, NYPL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Carol Herselle Krinsky, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University.