Tuesday, March 17, 2009

--R. W. Brunskill on Vernacular Architecture

"...a building designed by an amateur without any training in design; the individual will have been guided by a series of conventions built up in his locality, paying little attention to what may be fashionable. The function of the building would be the dominant factor, aesthetic considerations, though present to some small degree, being quite minimal. Local materials would be used as a matter of course, other materials being chosen and imported quite exceptionally." [ R.W. Brunskill, 'Vernacular Architecure: An Illustrated Handbook, (Faber & Faber, 4th ed, 2000), pp.27-28]

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