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6,000 Years of Housing

By: Norbert Schoenauer

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton and Company: 2000

Edition: Revised and Expanded Edition

Seller ID: 247873

ISBN: 0393731200

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Part architecture, part history, and part anthropology, this encyclopedic book limns the story of housing around the world from the pre-urban dwellings of nomadic, semi-nomadic, and sedentary agricultural societies to the present. Ancient urban dwellings were inward-looking, ranged around a courtyard. Until fairly recently, these dwelling types survived in indigenous urban house forms in the Islamic world, India, China, and the Iberian peninsula and Latin America. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, however, outward-looking house forms replaced the ancient form in most of Europe and the Ne... View more info