Synopses & Reviews
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 for the one who would write a democratic and comprehensive history.
Drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, Glassie shows how architecture can be a prime resource for someone writing a democratic and comprehensive history.
Table of Contents
Complexity in Architectural Time
The American Landscape
An Entry to American History
Comparison to Ireland
The United States in the Nineteenth Century
Pattern in Time