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6,000 Years of Housing (. Professor Schoenauer, who was emeritus professor of architecture at McGill University until his death in 2001, takes us on a guided tour of a huge number of different housing styles over a great expanse of time and in highly varied cultural contexts. He really makes you feel as if he has personally inspected all of the places he describes (though it hardly seems possible that anyone could have) and he does this without overburdening his reader with too many technical terms or requiring us to have a very profound understanding of why houses stand up.
6,000 Years of Housing book. Mr. Schoenauer firmly believed that houses with interior courtyards offer many advantages over typical European housing. Provides food for thought.
Norbert Schoenauer is Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture at McGill University. He lives in Montreal. Country of Publication.
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ISBN 10: 0393731200, ISBN 13: 9780393731200. Norbert Schoenauer is Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture at McGill University. Visit Seller's Storefront.
This fascinating book presents the history of housing from huts to neo-traditional buildings of the 1990's. Though the architectural point of view dominates, there are ample references to anthropology, sociology and general history. The author's passion and intimate knowledge of the topic transpire throughout.
Norbert Schoenauer, 6,000 Years of Housing, Rev. ed. New York: Norton, 2000, p. 390 in fact regards Ossulton as "reflect a traditional domestic style". Levita House (1113232)". National Heritage List for England.
any designer or builder who deals with housing would find a use for this book. This is as essential reference to anyone in the field of housing, beautifully illustrated in the hand of the author. Moshe Safdie and Associates, Inc. Part architecture, part history, and part anthropology, this encyclopedic book limns the story of housing around the world from the pre-urban dwellings of nomadic, semi-nomadic, and sedentary agricultural societies to the present.
6,000 Years of Housing. ENG. Number of Pages. Book Format: Paperback.
Architect Norbert Schoenauer, in his book 6,000 Years of Housing, identifies three major categories of types of housing .
Architect Norbert Schoenauer, in his book 6,000 Years of Housing, identifies three major categories of types of housing: the "Pre-Urban" house, the "Oriental Urban" house, and the "Occidental Urban" house. Types of Pre-Urban houses include temporary dwellings such as the Inuit igloo, semi-permanent dwellings such as the pueblo, and permanent dwellings such as the New England homestead. Oriental Urban" houses include houses of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and traditional urban houses in China, India, and Islamic cities.
The book, by Norbert Schoenauer, an emeritus professor of architecture at McGill University, notes that many primitive cultures built dome-shaped structures of leaves, bark, mats or skins. 'There are no vertical walls, windows or smoke holes, but only an entranceway without a door,'' he said
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