Kentucky Folk Architecture / Edition 1

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Overview

Scattered across the Kentucky landscape are hundreds of folk structures--log cabins, cribs, barns--that carry on traditions preserved in wood construction and in memory rather than on paper. Like folk songs, tales, and regional dialects, material culture reveals the ways colonial and Old World legacies have survived and traveled across regions. As William Lynwood Montell and Michael Lynn Morse assert, folk architecture offers the best examples of such expression since houses, barns, and other outbuildings served settlers' most pressing needs. Originally published as part of the Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf series and now available for the first time in paper, this survey is a concise introduction to irreplaceable folk structures. Rich in illustrations and anecdotes, and with a new preface, Kentucky Folk Architecture celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the Commonwealth.
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"Folk buildings, constructed by local mechanics, are like folktales and folksongs: they are a durable expression of traditional cultural patters transformed from previous generations." — Come-All-Ye
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Essays translated from articles originally written in French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, and Russian detail oral tales from many cultures having the same story line and themes as the ancient Oedipus legend. They consider the possible relationships between modern oral and both medieval and classical literary versions, and look at 20th- century interpretation of the Sophoclean version of the narrative by Freud. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813108438
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 11/2/1995
  • Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 872,659
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Paperback Edition
1 Folklife Research and the Culture Landscape 1
2 Folk Houses 8
3 Construction Aspects 41
4 Barns and Cribs 52
Epilogue 87
House and Barn Plans 89
Notes to the Reader 101
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