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Native American Architecture

Author : Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1990-10-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780199840519

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Native American Architecture by Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton Pdf

For many people, Native American architecture calls to mind the wigwam, tipi, iglu, and pueblo. Yet the richly diverse building traditions of Native Americans encompass much more, including specific structures for sleeping, working, worshipping, meditating, playing, dancing, lounging, giving birth, decision-making, cleansing, storing and preparing food, caring for animals, and honoring the dead. In effect, the architecture covers all facets of Indian life. The collaboration between an architect and an anthropologist, Native American Architecture presents the first book-length, fully illustrated exploration of North American Indian architecture to appear in over a century. Peter Nabokov and Robert Easton together examine the building traditions of the major tribes in nine regional areas of the continent from the huge plank-house villages of the Northwest Coast to the moundbuilder towns and temples of the Southeast, to the Navajo hogans and adobe pueblos of the Southwest. Going beyond a traditional survey of buildings, the book offers a broad, clear view into the Native American world, revealing a new perspective on the interaction between their buildings and culture. Looking at Native American architecture as more than buildings, villages, and camps, Nabokov and Easton also focus on their use of space, their environment, their social mores, and their religious beliefs. Each chapter concludes with an account of traditional Indian building practices undergoing a revival or in danger today. The volume also includes a wealth of historical photographs and drawings (including sixteen pages of color illustrations), architectural renderings, and specially prepared interpretive diagrams which decode the sacred cosmology of the principal house types.

Contemporary Native American Architecture

Author : Carol Herselle Krinsky
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015036090895

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Why, during the past thirty years, has there been a dramatic change in architecture by and for Native Americans? How does it reflect the revival of language and the renewal and invention of dance, music, and other performance, and the remarkable burst of creativity in Native American novels and poetry? And since architecture requires technical expertise and money, how does this change reflect alterations in the economic, legal, and political situation of American Indians in the past decades? At no other time since the European invasions have the Native nations been as determined to set their own agendas for building or been as successful in reaching their architectural goals. They now claim authority in planning what they need for modern life - office buildings, schools, clinics, religious and community structures, urban cultural centers, houses, and museums, even commercial buildings and casinos. Those agendas often include strategies for making sure that the buildings are culturally appropriate or focus on collective decisions that embody community values brought from the past to the present. In Contemporary Native American Architecture, Carol Herselle Krinsky examines the historical and legal background of this movement of cultural regeneration through the medium of architecture, and records responses of Native Americans to ever-changing cultural situations.

The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

Author : Elizabeth Grant,Kelly Greenop,Albert L. Refiti,Daniel J. Glenn
Publisher : Springer
Page : 1001 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2018-06-26
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9789811069048

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The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture by Elizabeth Grant,Kelly Greenop,Albert L. Refiti,Daniel J. Glenn Pdf

​This Handbook provides the first comprehensive international overview of significant contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice, and discourse, showcasing established and emerging Indigenous authors and practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, USA and other countries. It captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, establishes the historical and present context of the work, and highlights important future directions for research and practice. The topics covered include Indigenous placemaking, identity, cultural regeneration and Indigenous knowledges. The book brings together eminent and emerging scholars and practitioners to discuss and compare major projects and design approaches, to reflect on the main issues and debates, while enhancing theoretical understandings of contemporary Indigenous architecture.The book is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the ways in which Indigenous people have a built tradition or aspire to translate their cultures into the built environment. It is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of the built environment, who need up-to-date knowledge of current practices and discourse on Indigenous peoples and their architecture.

American Architecture

Author : Leland M. Roth
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 752 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2018-05-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429973833

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American Architecture by Leland M. Roth Pdf

More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. Further updates include an expanded section on Native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.

New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

Author : Joy Monice Malnar,Frank Vodvarka
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : ARCHITECTURE
ISBN : 0816677441

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New Architecture on Indigenous Lands by Joy Monice Malnar,Frank Vodvarka Pdf

New Architecture on Indigenous Lands takes readers on a virtual tour of recent Native building projects in Canada and the western and midwestern United States. With close attention to details of design, questions of tradition, and cultural issues, and through interviews with designers and their Native clients, it provides an in-depth introduction to the new Native architecture in its many guises.

Art for a New Understanding

Author : Mindy N. Besaw,Candice Hopkins,Manuela Well-Off-Man
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-10-24
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781682260807

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Art for a New Understanding by Mindy N. Besaw,Candice Hopkins,Manuela Well-Off-Man Pdf

Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that opened in October 2018, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings—from the 1950s onward—by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large.

A History of American Architecture

Author : Mark Gelernter
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0719047277

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A History of American Architecture by Mark Gelernter Pdf

Why did the colonial Americans give over a significant part of their homes to a grand staircase? Why did the Victorians drape their buildings ornate decoration? And why did American buildings grow so tall in the last decades of the 19th century. This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places.

No Reservations

Author : Fergus M. Bordewich
Publisher : Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Page : 118 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015069134115

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No Reservations by Fergus M. Bordewich Pdf

This collection of work by both Native and non-Native artists speaks of the complexity of Native American historical and cultural influences in contemporary culture. Rather than focusing on artists who attempt to maintain strict cultural practices, it brings together a group of artists who engage the larger contemporary art world and are not afraid to step beyond the bounds of tradition. Focusing on a group of 10 artists who came of age since the initial Native Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, the book emphasizes art that does not so much "look Indian," but incorporates Native content in surprising and innovative ways that defy easy categorization. The Native artists featured here focus on the evolution of cultural traditions. The non-Native artists focus primarily on the history of European colonization in America. Artists include Matthew Buckingham, Lewis deSoto, Peter Edlund, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Rigo 23, Duane Slick, Marie Watt, Edie Winograde and Yoram Wolberger.

Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture

Author : Satish Grover
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015064769667

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Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture by Satish Grover Pdf

This book takes the reader through the centuries and gives a rich insight into India's heritage and architecture. For years the preserve of scholars, this is a presentation of the myrad forms, school and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, history and philosophies, replete with brilliant visuals and illuminating perspectives.

The National Museum of the American Indian

Author : Amy Lonetree,Amanda J. Cobb
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 518 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2008-11-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780803211117

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The National Museum of the American Indian by Amy Lonetree,Amanda J. Cobb Pdf

The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institution?s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities across the continent, the museum contains more than 800,000 objects and three permanent galleries and routinely holds workshops and seminar series. This first comprehensive look at the National Museum of the American Indian encompasses a variety of perspectives, including those of Natives and non-Natives, museum employees, and outside scholars across disciplines such as cultural studies and criticism, art history, history, museum studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, and Native American studies. The contributors engage in critical dialogues about key aspects of the museum?s origin, exhibits, significance, and the relationship between Native Americans and other related museums.

Old Stories, New Ways

Author : Vivian Manasc
Publisher : Brush Education
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-04
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781550598629

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Old Stories, New Ways by Vivian Manasc Pdf

Vivian Manasc, one of the founders of Manasc Isaac Architects, has pioneered sustainable architecture in Canada. Her work in partnership with Indigenous communities has been her greatest inspiration, and it has transformed the very nature of her practice. Through the profound lessons of the seven Grandfather Teachings, Vivian came to understand that the process of planning and designing a building should be a circle, with the beginning and end of the story linked together. The stories Vivian tells in Old Stories, New Ways are also framed by these teachings of Courage, Love, Wisdom, Respect, Truth, Humility and Honesty, with each teaching illuminating an aspect of how working with Dene, Cree, Saulteaux, Métis, Inuit and Inuvialuit communities has influenced her design practice.

Native American Renaissance

Author : Kenneth Lincoln
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1985-12-04
Category : History
ISBN : 0520054571

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Native American Renaissance by Kenneth Lincoln Pdf

Lincoln presents the writing of today's most gifted Native American authors, against an ethnographic background which should enable a growing number of readers to share his enthusiasm. Lincoln has lived with American Indians, knows them, and is respected by them; all this enhances his book.

Native Americans Today

Author : Arlene Hirschfelder,Yvonne Beamer
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 265 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2000-01-15
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9780313078842

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Native Americans Today by Arlene Hirschfelder,Yvonne Beamer Pdf

Literature and educational books about Native Americans frequently present stereotypical images or depict the people as they existed hundreds of years ago. Seeking to dispel misrepresentations, this book examines Native American culture as it exists today as well as its historical background. Reproducible activities, biographies of real people, and accurate background information help educators present a realistic and diverse picture of Native Americans in the twentieth century. With each lesson, the authors include a suggested grade level, materials list, objectives, readings, activities, enrichment extensions, and a list of resources for further study. Chapters cover ground rules, homes and environment, growing up and growing old, a day in the life, communications, arts, economics, and socio-political struggles. Appendixes contain oral history guidelines, global information sources, lists of Native media, and related Web sites.

A History of American Architecture

Author : Mark Gelernter
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1584651369

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A History of American Architecture by Mark Gelernter Pdf

Presents a history of American architecture, from the first civilizations in America to the present.

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

Author : Arlene B. Hirschfelder,Paulette Fairbanks Molin
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 585 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : History
ISBN : 9780810877092

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The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists by Arlene B. Hirschfelder,Paulette Fairbanks Molin Pdf

Communicates information about the histories, contemporary presence, and various other facts of the Native peoples of the United States. From publisher description.