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Author Bourgeois, Jean-Louis.

Title Spectacular vernacular : the adobe tradition / text by Jean-Louis Bourgeois ; photographs by Carollee Pelos ; historical essay by Basil Davidson.

Published New York, NY : Aperture Foundation, c1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  721.04422 BOUR    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 196 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.
Contents Introduction: Desert Crescent: Islam and Ancestral Cultures in West African History / Basil Davidson -- Ch. 1. The Image of the Desert -- Ch. 2. Mud in Our Eyes -- Ch. 3. Townscapes -- Ch. 4. Mud Stands Up: Constructing Adobe Architecture -- Ch. 5. Entrances and Households -- Ch. 6. The Decorated Wall -- Ch. 7. Roofs -- Ch. 8. Wind and Ventilation -- Ch. 9. Sacred Mud: Shrines and West African Mosques -- Ch. 10. Asking the Good and the Strong: Afghan Muslim Shrines -- Ch. 11. Stealing and Restoring Glory: Histories of the Great Mosques of Djenne -- Ch. 12. Mud Versus Money: Adobe in Africa, Asia, and the U. S. Southwest -- Appendix: Plaster Problems: Adobe Codes in the U. S. Southwest -- Afterword: Adobe Politics in New Mexico.
Other author Pelos, Carollee, 1939-
Davidson, Basil, 1914-
Subject Architecture -- Arid Regions.
Building, Adobe -- Arid regions.
ISBN 0893816728