Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture 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 th

  • Title: Vernacular Architecture
  • Author: Henry Glassie
  • ISBN: 9780253213952
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 foBased 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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    1. Henry Glassie is considered the father of the study of vernacular architecture. Having heard that his early books are tedious, detailed examinations of buildings, I am surprised at how casually written (no footnotes!) and broad this is. He argues that the definition of vernacular architecture should be expanded beyond "folk" housing, but the examples he includes hardly support his assertion. At one point he notes that industrial production exaggerates the characteristics of vernacular architectu [...]

    2. I agree with the historical account of how we progressed from community to individual life, which seemingly does pair with the move from sacred to secular. And I agree that the lack of community, which is still prevalent in say Italy, is a detriment to our lives today. However, I would argue that what we have lost in community we have made up for many times over with other gains. And so I would argue that Glassie is to opposed to the path we have taken out of principal, without truly weighting a [...]

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