Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture

Henry Glassie
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Format: paper 200 pages, 100 b&w photos, 32 plates
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-253-21395-2
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Winner of the 2001 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize in North American Vernacular Architectural Studies
Based on thirty-five years of fieldwork, Glassie’s Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. He articulates the key principles of architectural analysis, and then, centering his argument in the United States, but drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, he shows how architecture can be a prime resource for the one who would write a democratic and comprehensive history.

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Table of Contents

Vernacular Architecture
Architectural Technology
Social Orders
Composition
Architectural Decoration
Complexity in Architectural Time
Compositional Levels
History
The American Landscape
An Entry to American History
Comparison to Ireland
The United States in the Nineteenth Century
Pattern in Time
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index