: Noble, Allen G.
: 0755694589 0857723391 0857734857 9780857734853 9781780766249 1780766246 9780755694587
: London, England : [London, England] : I.B. Tauris, Bloomsbury Publishing,
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The face of the world is changing and nowhere is this more evident than with vernacular buildings. They disappear or are extensively changed for a variety of reasons, from natural causes such as fire, storm and earthquake, to a wide variety ofcultural causes including obsolescence and changes in fashion, function and lifestyle. All of these factors, subtle and not so subtle, work to alter the material culture of our planet. But change and constancy are two fundamental qualities of vernacular buildings and dwellings. Constancy permits the evolution of types and characteristics to be identified,