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LIVING HOUSE, THE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SOUNTH - EAST ASIA(PROMO)

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LIVING HOUSE, THE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SOUNTH - EAST ASIA(PROMO)

 WATERSON, ROXANA

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Synopsis: LIVING HOUSE, THE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SOUNTH - EAST ASIA(PROMO)

This pioneering book, the first of its kind to present a detailed picture of the house within the social and symbolic worlds of South-East Asia people, has become a classic. It draws on many sources of information, from both architects and anthropologists, as well as the author’s first-hand research and is richly illustrated with over 200 photographs, both old and new. The main focus of the book is Indonesia but the tracing of historical links between architectural forms reveals a much wider field of enquiry, closely related to the distribution of Austronesian language and cultures and extending as far as Madagascar, Japan and Oceania.

As it probes into the centrally significant role of houses within South-East Asian social systems, it reveals new insights into kinship systems, gender symbolism and cosmological ideas, ultimately uncovering basic themes concerning the idea of life and life processes themselves. These themes run like linking threads throughout the Austronesian world, constantly recurring in new transformations across time and space. A vivid picture is produced of how people shape buildings and buildings shape people, as rules about layout and uses of space themselves have an impact on social relationships. The book concludes with a consideration of some present day process of change as these affect the fate of indigenous architectures.

Although intended first and foremost as a work of anthropology, this book will also appeal to architects, scholars specializing in South-East Asia and the interested general readers.

Product Details

ISBN 9780804841207
Weight 1.375
Publisher PERIPLUS PUBLISHING
Book Size (cm.) 216 x 254 x 20
Language English
Number of Pages 300

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This pioneering book, the first of its kind to present a detailed picture of the house within the social and symbolic worlds of South-East Asia people, has become a classic. It draws on many sources of information, from both architects and anthropologists, as well as the author’s first-hand research and is richly illustrated with over 200 photographs, both old and new. The main focus of the book is Indonesia but the tracing of historical links between architectural forms reveals a much wider field of enquiry, closely rela view all

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