Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (International Library of Human Geography) pdf epub fb2

Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (International Library of Human Geography) by Allen G. Noble pdf epub fb2

Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (International Library of Human Geography) Author: Allen G. Noble
Title: Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (International Library of Human Geography)
ISBN: 1845113055
ISBN13: 978-1845113056
Other Formats: doc lit lrf mbr
Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (September 15, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1560 kb
Size EPUB version: 1748 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, Traditional Buildings presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe and North America, the wind towers of Iran, the Bohio houses of the Arawak indians of the Caribbean, and much more. Professor's Noble's extensive travels have allowed him to examine many of the building at close quarters and the richly illustrated text includes photographs from the his personal collection. With its comprehensive and detailed bibliography the work will be welcomed by experts and non-specialists alike.