Vernacular Architecture in Southern Illinois: The Ethnic Heritage

Vernacular Architecture in Southern Illinois: The Ethnic Heritage

by John M. Coggeshall, Jo Anne Nast, Randy Tindall
     
 

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Featuring 157 photographs by Randy Tindall with explanatory text, this book preserves both the architectural and cultural heritage of the French, Anglo-Americans, Germans, Poles, Italians, and Slovakians in 16 counties of southern Illinois.

Drawing on interviews as well as empirical research, the authors examine the various ethnic influences on vernacular

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Featuring 157 photographs by Randy Tindall with explanatory text, this book preserves both the architectural and cultural heritage of the French, Anglo-Americans, Germans, Poles, Italians, and Slovakians in 16 counties of southern Illinois.

Drawing on interviews as well as empirical research, the authors examine the various ethnic influences on vernacular architecture (everyday structures built without the aid of an architect). To that end they illustrate and discuss domestic, commercial, and ecclesiastical building styles, the cultural use of space, place-names, epigraphs and related inscriptions, settlement patterns, and some types of folk art and material culture. They show through text and photograph what the immigrants brought to southern Illinois and how their influence remains today.

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Over 150 photos and explanatory text illustrate the various architectural and cultural influences of the French, Anglo-Americans, Germans, Poles, Italians and Slovakians on 22 southern Illinois communities. No index. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809314638
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Series:
Shawnee Bks.
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Meet the Author

John M. Coggeshall is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clemson University.

Jo Anne Nast is Curator of History at the Southern Illinois University Museum.

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