The issues surrounding the function and meaning of vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century are complex and extensive. Taking a distinctively rigorous theoretical approach, this book considers these issues from a number of perspectives, broadening current debate to a wider multidisciplinary audience. These collected essays from the leading experts in the field focus on theory, education and practice in this essential sector of architecture, and help to formulate solutions to the environmental, disaster management and housing challenges facing the global community today.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
'A book with a mission ... the editor's pool of contributers include some of the most prominent writers ... It is both an edited collection of analytical essays and a rallying cry for vernacular architectural studies.' - The Journal of Architecture
'The numerous diverse opinions set out in this volume give the reader an excellent survey of the advantages and the problems of vernacular architecture, and the empoyment of good vernacular practice could evidently be a big help to construction in developing countries.' - Architectural Science Review