Built to meet needs [Paul Oliver]

Whelan, Deborah (2010) Built to meet needs [Paul Oliver]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16 (1). pp. 164-166. ISSN 1359-0987

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Item Type:Review
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Abstract

Paul Oliver’s approach on a number of previous occasions has been the production of massive edited volumes, such as the Dictionary of Vernacular Architecture of the World (1997), together with discursive editions such as Shelter, Sign and Symbol (1975) that address the issues of vernacular architecture around the world. They have formed invaluable contributions to the construction of a discourse on the vernacular, popularizing the modest and at the same time making it more academically accessible and credible. Built to Meet Needs (2006) is no exception, but where it differs from much of his previous publications is that it is an edited volume of his own writing- a retrospective assimilation of a corpus of work submitted for publication and presented at conferences over the last three decades. This aggregation is explained in his preface.

Keywords:book review, Paul Oliver, Built to meet needs
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K190 Architecture not elsewhere classified
L Social studies > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:28964
Deposited On:05 Oct 2017 09:46

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