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This entry–level textbook will suit beginning students and general readers interested in architecture, anthropology, agricuulture, ecology, history and geography. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower–level undergraduates and general readers. (Choice, 1 May 2014)
This landmark study traces the beginnings of architecture by looking at the latest archaeological and anthropological research
From the dawn of human society, through early civilizations, to pre–Columbian American societies, Architecture of First Societies traces the different cultural formations that developed in various places throughout the world to form the built environment. It is the first book to explore the beginnings of architecture from a global perspective.
Viewing ancient cultures through a lens of both time and geography, this history of early architecture brings its subjects to life with full–color photographs, maps, and drawings. The author cites the latest discoveries and analyses in archaeology and anthropology and discovers links to the past by examining how indigenous societies build today. "Encounters with Modernity" sections examine some of the political issues that village life and its architectural traditions face in the modern world.
This fascinating and engaging tour of our architectural past:
Architecture of First Societies is ideal reading for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the strong relationships between geography, ecology, culture, and architecture.