Vernacular Architecture in the 21St Century: Theory, Education and Practice by Lindsay AsquithVernacular Architecture in the 21St Century: Theory, Education and Practice by Lindsay Asquith

Vernacular Architecture in the 21St Century: Theory, Education and Practice

EditorLindsay Asquith, Marcel Vellinga

Paperback | December 13, 2005

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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.

Lindsay Asquith worked with Paul Oliver on the compilation of theEncyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World(1997) and subsequently as a Research Associate in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She completed her PhD in 2003 and now works as an Architectural Design Consultant in the housing sector.Marc...
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Title:Vernacular Architecture in the 21St Century: Theory, Education and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:December 13, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415357950

ISBN - 13:9780415357951

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Table of Contents

ForewordNezar AlSayyad  IntroductionLindsay Asquith and Marcel Vellinga Part 1:The Vernacular as Process  1. Building tradition: Control and authority in vernacular architectureSimon J. Bronner  2. Endorsing indigenous knowledge: The role of masons and apprenticeship in sustaining vernacular architecture ¿ the case of DjenneTrevor H.J. Marchand  3. Forms and meanings of mobility: The dwellings and settlements of sedentarised Irish TravellersAnna Hoare  4. Engaging the future: Vernacular architecture studies in the twenty-first centuryMarcel Vellinga Part 2:Learning From the Vernacular  5. Traditionalism and vernacular architecture in the twenty-first centurySuha ¿kan  6. Learning from the vernacular: basic principles for sustaining human habitatsRoderick J. Lawrence  7. Lessons from the vernacular: integrated approaches and new methods for housing researchLindsay Asquith  8. Sheltering from extreme hazardsIan Davis  9. A journey through space: cultural diversity in urban planningGeoffrey Payne Part 3:Understanding the Vernacular  10. Vernacular design as a model systemAmos Rapoport  11. ¿Generative concepts¿ in vernacular architectureRonald Lewcock  12. The future of the vernacular: towards new methodologies for the understanding and optimisation of the performance of vernacular buildingsIsaac A. Meir and Susan C. Roaf  13. Architectural education and vernacular building Howard Davis  14. Educating architects to become culturally sensitiveRosemary Latter AfterwordPaul Oliver 

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'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