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By: Paul Oliver
288 pages, 300 Col illus, 150 b/w illus
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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