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Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia

Waterson, Roxana

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ISBN 10: 0823028356 / ISBN 13: 9780823028351
Published by Watson-Guptill, 1998
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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0823028356 4to. Presents a detailed picture of the house within the social & symbolic worlds of Southeast Asian peoples. Draws on architectural and anthropological information, as well as first-hand research. Bugis house, rice barn, Karo Batak house, noble origin-house, beehive Atoni house, Minangkabau and Toraja houses all discussed. 263pp. Index, bibl. B/w & color illus and photos. First U.S. ed. > Language: English | > Size: 4to | > Media/Binding: Soft cover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-SEA-02549

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Title: Living House: An Anthropology of ...

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book draws on many sources of information, from both architects and anthropologists, as well as the author's own first-hand research.
As it probes into the centrally significant role of houses within South-East Asian social systems, it reveals new insights into kinship systems, gender symbolism, and cosmological ideas, ultimately uncovering basic themes concerning the idea of life and processes themselves. A picture is produced of how people shape buildings and buildings shape people, as rules about layout and the uses of space are shown to have a remarkable impact on social relationships. The book concludes with a consideration of some present day processes of change as these affect the fate of indigenous architectures.
Although intended first and foremost as a work of anthropology, this book will also appeal to architects, scholars specializing in South-East Asia, and the interested general reader.

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Roxana Waterson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

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