Navajo Architecture: Forms, History, Distributions

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Complete explication of hogan and house forms, root forms, summer structures and more make this possibly the most complete study ever made of the folk architecture of a tribal society to date.

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Stephen C. Jett, professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Davis, has a distinguished reputation as an expert on the cultural and historical geography of the Navajo and other southwestern native peoples. His numerous publications include co-authorship of the award-winning book Navajo Wildlands and of House of Three Turkeys.
 
Virginia E. Spencer, Indian Housing Specialist with the Housing Assistance Council, has worked as a housing expert in New Mexico and in Washington, D.C. Her master’s thesis, written under Dr. Stephen C. Jett at the University of California, Davis, sparked the cooperative venture that resulted in the writing and publication of Navajo Architecture.

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Book Description University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good to Very Good. 1st. 18.5x26cm. "Among the myriad forms of shelter adopted by Native Americans, the hogan is uniquely Navajo. the relationship of its structure to Navajo belief is well known; yet it is not the only building form used by that people. This book explores the whole range of Navajo architecture as it has evolved through the present day - at the interface of tradition and modernization." "Nearly 200 photographs and drawings support the authors' appreciation of structural details that often escape the casual observer." Bibliography and index; 289 pp. Light spotting to edges of page block and tiny mark top of frontispiece page and title page (mirrored spot) otherwise approaching fine; clean beige cloth, gilt titling front and spine. Jacket unclipped, slightly sunned spine, discoloured where rubbed, several nicks plus chipping to edges in places. Bookseller Inventory # MPS3927

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