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The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia Hardcover – November, 1994


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1ST edition (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050034132X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500341322
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,428,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On the whole, there are remarkably more similar elements to be found in the architecture of Indonesia than disparate aspects, especially given the great ethnic diversity existing among its peoples and the vast distances separating its scores of islands in the Pacific. Although their descriptive style is dry, Dawson and Gillow may be commended for an expansive overview of the country's vernacular buildings and rich decorative heritage. Traditional village life is defined by colorful images of common structures--thatched rice barns, threshing houses, public meeting halls, and family compounds, often distinguished by steeply pitched roofs and stilt foundations. Black-and-white drawings augment the text, detailing building methods, materials, and symbolism. Alice Joyce

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