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Author:
Norbert Schoenauer
ISBN13:
978-0393730524
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0393730522
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W W Norton & Co Inc; Revised, Expanded, Subsequent edition (July 1, 2000)
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Architecture
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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 housingĀ .

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

This compendium of world shelter part architecture, history, and anthropology moves from pre-urban nomadic structures to the fixed cubes of today's gridded cities. Schoenauer, town planner and emeritus professor of architecture at McGill University, discusses what he calls "Oriental" urban houses of ancient civilizations and the Middle East, India, and China and occidental urban housing from the Dark Ages through the Hot Ages of the 20th century. He writes that ancient urban dwellings were inward-looking, those built after the fall of the Roman empire were outward-looking, the Middle Ages saw work and living spaces combined, and after the industrial revolution housing reflected socio-economic disparities (high-density for those poorer, low density for those richer). The book is replete with simple architectural plans for the majority of the structures discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Huge amount of information and visual detail. Great floor plans. Some unfortunate language about non-Western, non-modern cultures. And this is not a picture book--the text is very informative but also mandatory because the drawings are labeled in the original language for types of room and the terms are only defined in the text.

  • The best and most comprehensive history of human housing that I have had the opportunity to review, a must read housing historians.

  • Comprehensive timeline of housing evolution. Illustrations throughout to help one visualize the concepts. Lightweight for a larger book and the pages turn easily.

  • 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.

    The work is generously illustrated, entirely with the author's own sketches. In particular, it is chock-full with floor plans of the buildings discussed, what makes it even more interesting.

    Though often more descriptive than analytical, this book is highly recommended to anyone interested in the evolution of our built environment.

  • You don't need a lot of background in architecture to appreciate this wonderful book. 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. Perhaps what really makes the book alive is the author's own drawings--something like more than 500 line drawings of floor plans, cross-sections, elevation views, city plans, etc, etc, etc.

    The book is divided into three major sections: The Pre-Urban House, the Oriental Urban House, and the Occidental Urban House. The first section divides housing into types by socio-economic/cultural organization which the author suggests is more or less evolutionary (though these types may be found simultaneously though distributed in space). The second section examines a very long span of time (but including in some cases the present) with detailed discussions of typical house designs in various periods in Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, and Islamic cultures. The final section is an historical treatment of developments in the West: the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th century, and the 20th century are all treated in turn.

    Now something about the style of the book. At first, I was a bit distracted by Professor Shoenauer's digressions on culture, anthropology, historical sidelights, etc., but after a bit I started looking forward to these as much as learning about the buildings themselves. Admittedly, he doesn't always use the most recent or varied sources for his historical treatments (for instance, his sections on the dissolution of the Roman Empire could, in my opinion, be improved). And yet, by buying this book you are obviously reading someone's life work--and life passion--someone who is really overflowing with ideas, committment, scholarship, and who has an incredibly detailed and varied knowledge of his subject.