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Dwellings: The Vernacular House Worldwide

By: Paul Oliver

288 pages, 300 Col illus, 150 b/w illus

Phaidon Press

Hardback | Oct 2002 | #133355 | ISBN: 0714842028
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NHBS Price: £44.00 $54/€49 approx

About this book

Looks at the types and forms of vernacular houses around the world. It documents the form of traditional buildings that are self-built by their owner-occupiers or built by members of a community, recording the means of construction and decoration of the house in many different cultures. Not just a reference work on domestic buildings but also a useful survey for understanding how different communities cope with issues of climate, migration, mass development, and symbolic and cultural meaning in architecture.

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