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Living House An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia

Waterson, Roxana. (Author).

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<div><I>The Living House</I> is a pioneering work by respected anthropologist Roxana Waterson that has become a classic in its field. It is first book of its kind to present a detailed picture of houses within the complex social and symbolic fabric of indigenous South-East Asian peoples.<br><BR>The main focus of the book is on Indonesia, but in tracing historical links between architectural forms across the region, it reveals a much wider field of inquiry-covering all of the Austronesian peoples and cultures extending as far afield as Madagascar, Japan and the Pacific islands to New Zealand an

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  • ISBN: 9781462906017
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (302 p.)
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  • Publisher: North Clarendon : Tuttle Publishing, 2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Colour Plates; Figures; Introduction; CHAPTER 1: Origins; CHAPTER 2: Perceptions of Built Form: Indigenous and Colonial; CHAPTER 3: The Interrelation of Built Farms; CHAPTER 4: Technology and Symbolism; CHAPTER 5: Cosmologies; CHAPTER 6: The Living House; CHAPTER 7: Kinship and 'House Societies'; CHAPTER 8: Space and the Shaping of Social Relations; CHAPTER 9: Houses of the Dead; CHAPTER 10: Migrations*; Bibliography; Index
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The Living House is a pioneering work by respected anthropologist Roxana Waterson that has become a classic in its field. It is first book of its kind to present a detailed picture of houses within the complex social and symbolic fabric of indigenous South-East Asian peoples.

The main focus of the book is on Indonesia, but in tracing historical links between architectural forms across the region, it reveals a much wider field of inquiry-covering all of the Austronesian peoples and cultures extending as far afield as Madagascar, Japan and the Pacific islands to New Zealand an
Subject: Dwellings -- Indonesia
Dwellings -- Southeast Asia
Indonesia -- Social life and customs
Southeast Asia -- Social life and customs
Vernacular architecture -- Indonesia
Vernacular architecture -- Southeast Asia
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