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Past and Present Matter(s): Vernacular Architecture, the Caribbean House, and the Building Blocks of Literature

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a complement to the in-depth literary analyses that follow, Chapter 1 begins by examining a bona fide architectural structure, the Haitian gingerbread house, as a literal—i.e. ... More


Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Jordan Sand

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520275669
eISBN:
9780520956988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275669.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Tokyo Vernacular examines how the megacity Tokyo acquired a historical identity in the late twentieth century. Through political activism in public squares, community movements, local history, urban ... More


British North America and the West Indies

Harold Kalman and Louis P. Nelson

in Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Britain’s colonies in North America and the West Indies represent some of the earliest and most significant experiments in British colonial architecture. From the earliest times these colonies and ... More


Houses in the landscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers another aspect of the landscape of settlement: regional variation in vernacular architecture. The discussions cover changing house design in the late-medieval and post-medieval ... More


Court and Dwelling in East and Southeast Asia

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0014
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses the architecture of East and Southeast Asia from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. The Chinese architectural system had an enormous impact on the architecture of ... More


Africa: Villages and Cities

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0026
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter considers the architecture of Africa. African countries are rich in architectural traditions, ranging from the portable dwellings of nomadic peoples to village huts, from the shanties of ... More


Ethnic Networks and a Cultural Landscape in the Backcountry

Christopher C. Fennell

in Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062457
eISBN:
9780813053240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062457.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Principal influences on consumer preferences in the Potomac and northern Shenandoah region and period included ethnic affiliations and local social networks. “Ethnic Networks and a Cultural Landscape ... More


Let’s Celebrate!: The Red Barn as Community Heritage

Carrie Dilley and Lewis Gopher

in We Come for Good: Archaeology and Tribal Historic Preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062280
eISBN:
9780813051970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062280.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The vernacular architecture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has largely been given short shrift by architectural historians who tend to celebrate brick-and-mortar construction able to last hundreds ... More


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