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Native American Architecture

Author : Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Page : 446 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0195066650

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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 : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : UOM:39015036090895

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Contemporary Native American Architecture by Carol Herselle Krinsky Pdf

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 : 44,5 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.

New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

Author : Joy Monice Malnar,Frank Vodvarka
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,8 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.

Navajo Architecture

Author : Stephen C. Jett,Virginia E. Spencer
Publisher : Century Collection
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0816535752

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Navajo Architecture by Stephen C. Jett,Virginia E. Spencer Pdf

Complete explication of hogan and house forms, root forms, summer structures and more make this possibly the most complete study ever made of the folk architecture of a tribal society to date.

Native American Architecture

Author : Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 44,9 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.

American Architecture

Author : Leland M. Roth
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 752 pages
File Size : 40,8 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.

Native American Log Cabins in the Southeast

Author : Gregory A. Waselkov
Publisher : Univ Tennessee Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1621905047

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Native American Log Cabins in the Southeast by Gregory A. Waselkov Pdf

"Waselkov's collection of essays on Native American log cabins in the southeast stems from a session presented for the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) in Athens, Georgia. The essays range in focus from Cherokee domestic space to Seminole architecture to the influence of enslaved Africans in the region"--

A History of American Architecture

Author : Mark Gelernter
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 41,5 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.

Center Places and Cherokee Towns

Author : Christopher B. Rodning
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2015-08-15
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780817318413

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Center Places and Cherokee Towns by Christopher B. Rodning Pdf

In Center Places and Cherokee Towns, Christopher B. Rodning discusses the ways architecture and other aspects of the built environment, such as hearths, burials, and earthen mounds and embankments, formed center places within the Cherokee cultural landscape of the southern Appalachians from A.D. 1400 through 1700.

Anasazi Architecture and American Design

Author : Baker H. Morrow,Vincent Barrett Price
Publisher : UNM Press
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0826317790

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Anasazi Architecture and American Design by Baker H. Morrow,Vincent Barrett Price Pdf

Take a fascinating journey through Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde with leading southwestern archaeologists, historians, architects, artists, and urban planners as guides. Twenty-two essays identify Anasazi building and cultural features related to design and site planning, history, mythology, and ecology. 40 halftones. 5 maps.

Lo-TEK

Author : Julia Watson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 420 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3836578182

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Lo-TEK by Julia Watson Pdf

In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo--TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 18 countries from Peru to...

Building the Past

Author : Brian G. Redmond,Robert A. Genheimer
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 437 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2015-03-10
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780813055091

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Building the Past by Brian G. Redmond,Robert A. Genheimer Pdf

The study of ancient architecture reveals much about the social constructs and culture of the architects, builders, and inhabitants of the structures, but few studies bridge the gap between architecture and archaeology. This comprehensive examination of sites in the Ohio Valley, going as far north as Ontario, integrates structural engineering and wood science technology into the toolkit of archaeologists. Presenting the most current research on structures from pre-European contact, Building the Past allows archaeologists to expand their interpretations from simply describing postmold patterns to more fully envisioning the complex architecture of critical locations like Hopewell, Moorehead Circle, and Brown’s Bottom.

The Architecture of America's Stonehenge

Author : Mary E. Gage
Publisher : Powwow River Books
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781733805711

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The Architecture of America's Stonehenge by Mary E. Gage Pdf

The main complex of the America’s Stonehenge site in New Hampshire is a collection of stone chambers, enclosures, niches, standing stones, carved drains & basins, and astronomical alignments. The archaeological community has largely dismissed this seemly eclectic collection of structures as the work of an eccentric farmer named Jonathan Pattee who built his house on top of the ruins in the 19th century. Other researchers have sought to compare the chambers and astronomical alignments to stone structures from around the world built by other ancient peoples. No one has thought to evaluate the site on its own merits, specifically evaluating its architecture. Architecture can tell you a lot about a culture. Using this approach the author unravels the mystery surrounding the site. This architectural study revealed the site was built in a series of distinct phases each with its own unique style while at the same time incorporating key concepts and ideas from previous phases. There is a clear evolution of building skills and cultural ideas that can be followed through the architectural build-out of the site. Because key features and ideas were carried forward from one phase to the next, we now know that the site was the work of a single culture over a several thousand year period. Stone tools and pottery recovered from archaeological excavations at the site confirm that the builders were Native Americans. The idea of Native Americans building stone structures for ceremonial and spiritual purposes has gained a lot of credibility over the past twenty-five years. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL) with stone cairns, niches, enclosures, standings stones, chambers and astronomical alignments found throughout northeastern United States are part of a broad based Native American cultural tradition. The America’s Stonehenge site is one of the most sophisticated and culturally complex of these sacred ceremonial places. The second part of this book uses primary source materials like deeds, town records, court cases and genealogy to reconstruct the history of the Pattee family who owned the hill where the site is found from 1739 through 1863. The Pattees started out in the 1700s as a prosperous family with a house in North Salem village and a 248 acre farm. By the 1820s, the third generation was reduced to owning 15 acres of the original farm and living in a small house built on top of the ruins of the site. Despite his many financial misfortunes, Jonathan Pattee (third generation) managed to hold on to and protect the site.

America's Architectural Roots

Author : Dell Upton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Ethnic architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015011964445

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America's Architectural Roots by Dell Upton Pdf

Which ethnic groups introduced the log cabin? The front Porch? The sauna? Read about 22 different ethnic groups including Native Americans, African Americans, and Hawaiians who made significant contributions that still influence the face of America.