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By Victor Buchli

Ever for the reason that anthropology has existed as a self-discipline, anthropologists have thought of architectural kinds. This booklet presents the 1st evaluation of ways anthropologists have studied structure and the terribly wealthy idea and knowledge this has produced.

With a spotlight on household house - that intimate context within which anthropologists ordinarily paintings - the ebook explains how anthropologists take into consideration private and non-private limitations, gender, intercourse and the physique, the materiality of architectural varieties and fabrics, construction applied sciences and architectural representations. every one bankruptcy makes use of a extensive diversity of case stories from world wide to check from inside anthropology what structure 'does' - the way it makes humans and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations.

An Anthropology of Architecture
is essential examining for college students of anthropology, fabric tradition, geography, sociology, architectural concept, layout and town planning.

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