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Published: 07 September 2000

448 Pages | 212 illus. & maps

8-1/2 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195088915

Bookseller Code (04)

Traditions in Architecture

Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania

Dora P. Crouch and June G. Johnson

Traditions in Architecture: Afica, America, Asia, and Oceania introduces students, professionals, and general readers to the architectural achievements of diverse cultures outside the Euroamerican tradition. Unlike traditional chronological surveys of architectural history, this volume is arranged thematically. The book is divided into five major sections, each of which addresses specific topics fundamental to all societies. Beginning with a discussion of multiplicity and continuity in tradition, it continues on with coverage of construction for water supply, shelter, and food; the purposes of architecture; planning and design; and cultural values. In order to provide a basic understanding of the cultural heritage defining these diverse groups, both vernacular and monumental works are discussed. The book is enhanced by over 200 photographs, maps, charts, and as well as a glossary and full bibliography. This unique one-volume study will both enlighten students and open new avenues of research for scholars.

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