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Vernacular Buildings: A Global Survey of TK (International Library of Human Geography)

Allen G. Noble

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ISBN 10: 1780766246 / ISBN 13: 9781780766249
Published by I.B.Tauris, 2014
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Title: Vernacular Buildings: A Global Survey of TK ...

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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In Vernacular Buildings Allen Noble extends the global survey contained of his earlier successful Traditional Buildings, to cover vernacular buildings and dwellings around the world. In a truly comprehensive account he ranges from the fazenda of the pioneer Brazilian settlers, the Masai dwellings of Tanzania and the gothic houses of Shanghai, to Virginia Hall and Parlor houses, the Spirit houses of Thailand, the thatched dwellings of the Eifel region of Germany and the three- decker houses of New York. Acknowledging the value of archival research the author is also a firmly convinced of the importance of field observation and the book is extensively illustrated with photographs from his own personal collection. With a comprehensive bibliography and incorporating new material from cultural geographers, historians, folklorists and anthropologists, Vernacular Buildings will be welcomed by specialist and enthusiasts alike.

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Allen G. Noble is Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA, where he was formerly Professor of Geography and Planning. His books include Wood, Brick and Stone: the North American Settlement Landscape (1984), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Barns of the Midwest (with H. G. Wilhelm, 1995), and Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (I.B.Tauris, 2007)

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