Takes you on a journey around the world of vernacular architecture. This information-packed, visual guide introduces the wealth of local structures worldwide, accompanied by an expert narrative exploring cultural approaches and key aspects of construction. Profiles of each building accompany beautiful single-tone illustrations, including diagrams and cross-sections. A stunning colour gallery at the beginning of the book showcases the traditional media used to construct these buildings.
A final chapter on modern vernacular architecture shows how this fascinating area is of great contemporary relevance.