"Dwellings is an essential record of domestic buildings by indigenous groups that still exist and thrive in the world today, as well as others that are sadly under threat or disappearing. It is also a useful survey for understanding how different communities cope with issues that affect everyone who builds, eg. climate, migration, as well as symbolic or cultural meaning in architecture." "Since its first publication in 1987, Dwellings: The House Across the World has been the classic reference to the world's informal domestic architecture. This new book, Dwellings: The Vernacular House World Wide takes into account further scholarship in the field and also acknowledges theoretical developments in the areas of cultural geography, gender studies, sociology and anthropology. Each narrative chapter is highly illustrated with drawing and photographs, largely by the author from his research field trips over many years. For architects and students, and for those involved in historical research, or the field of vernacular architecture, it is an informative document of the ways in which houses are constructed, decorated and inhabited around the world."--BOOK JACKET.