Traditional buildings: a global survey of structural forms and cultural functions

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I. B. Tauris, Sep 15, 2007 - Architecture - 339 pages
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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.

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Allen G. Noble is distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Planning , at the University of Akron, Ohio.

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