Shelter, Sign & SymbolPaul OliverOverlook Books / 1980 / out of print / first edition / paperback / 5.8 x 8.4 in / 228 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780879511128 / weight: 1.8 lbCondition: very good, shelf wear on edges, top right corner slightly bumped, interior clean and unmarkedDescription:Featuring more than 300 images, this classic book on vernacular architecture explores the way in which ritual, custom, tradition, superstition, belief, and religion are expressed through housing in diverse cultures ranging from aboriginal Australia to modern Africa. Case studies include the religious symbolism in town plans in Nepal, the architecture and decoration of Tibetan monasteries, and the rock-hewn churches of Cappadocia, Turkey.
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