Traditional Architecture of Indonesia

Traditional Architecture of Indonesia

by John Gillow
     
 

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Alice Joyce
On the whole, there are remarkably more similar elements to be found in the architecture of Indonesia than disparate aspects, especially given the great ethnic diversity existing among its peoples and the vast distances separating its scores of islands in the Pacific. Although their descriptive style is dry, Dawson and Gillow may be commended for an expansive overview of the country's vernacular buildings and rich decorative heritage. Traditional village life is defined by colorful images of common structures--thatched rice barns, threshing houses, public meeting halls, and family compounds, often distinguished by steeply pitched roofs and stilt foundations. Black-and-white drawings augment the text, detailing building methods, materials, and symbolism.

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ISBN-13:
9780500341322
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/25/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.95(d)

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