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By Victor Buchli

Ever for the reason that anthropology has existed as a self-discipline, anthropologists have thought of architectural types. This booklet offers the 1st assessment of ways anthropologists have studied structure and the terribly wealthy notion and knowledge this has produced.

With a spotlight on household house - that intimate context within which anthropologists often paintings - the e-book explains how anthropologists take into consideration private and non-private obstacles, gender, intercourse and the physique, the materiality of architectural varieties and fabrics, development applied sciences and architectural representations. every one bankruptcy makes use of a vast diversity of case reviews from around the globe to ascertain from inside of anthropology what structure 'does' - the way it makes humans and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations.

An Anthropology of Architecture
is essential interpreting for college kids of anthropology, fabric tradition, geography, sociology, architectural thought, layout and town planning.

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