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Traditional Buildings of Britain: An Introduction to Vernacular Architecture and its Revival

Traditional Buildings of Britain: An Introduction to Vernacular Architecture and its Revival

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Author: R. W. Brunskill

Publisher: Yale University Press, 2010

The third edition contains a completely new and exciting chapter on the Vernacular Revival, which carries the story forward from the nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and is illustrated with Dr Brunskill's fine drawings, a feature of the book since the original publication. In addition, the Bibliography has been brought up to date, the Preface has been revised and a number of photographs have been replaced.

Contents:

Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

  1. What is vernacular architecture?
  2. What sorts of vernacular buildings are there?
  3. What are the different vernacular buildings likely to be found?
  4. Some typical examples of vernacular buildings: plans and sections
  5. What are the common walling and roofing methods and materials?
  6. What architectural decoration may one find?
  7. What about the interior?
  8. How did the buildings develop? How can we arrive at a date?
  9. What are the common regional variations?
  10. How do we go deeper into the subject?
  11. The Vernacular Revival and its consequences

Bibliography

Index

ISBN: 9780304366675

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