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Vernacular Architecture and Landscape Architecture Resource Guide: Surveys

This is a brief and selective guide to materials available in the Environmental Design Library.

Introduction

Below are selected examples of additional materials useful for the study of vernacular architecture, divided into 3 subcategories:General SurveysTraditional Building Techniques and Materials, and Surveys by Geographic Region. These surveys provide more specific overviews and information than dictionaries or encyclopedias, or the books listed in the Methodology section.

General Surveys

Surveys by Geographic Region

For additional resources, be sure to search the library catalogs using the subject headings listed above or the name of specific places or cultures.

AFRICA

THE AMERICAS

ASIA AND MIDDLE EAST

For additional research tips and books, see the guide for History of Asian Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism.

EUROPE

Traditional Building Techniques and Materials

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