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Asia has a rich history of architectural forms, from the austere simplicity of Japan to the ornate Islamic shapes of Saudi Arabia; from plain peasant quarters to luxurious mansions. There is something here to please any eye.

BOOKS
 

Tokyo Vernacular:
Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

by Jordan Sand, 2013

 
 
 
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Architecture of Bali:
A Sourcebook of Traditional and Modern Forms

by Made Wijaya, 2011

 
 
 
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Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts (Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia's Architecture)
by Jeffrey W. Cody, 2011

 
 
 
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Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong Minority of China
by Yanxin Cai, 2011

 
 
 
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Asian Influenced Architecture & Design
by E. Ashley Rooney, 2010
 
 
 
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The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia
by Roxana Waterson, 2010

 
 
 
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The Glory of the Sultans: Islamic Architecture in India 1100-1880,
by Yves Porter, Gerard Degeorge, 2009

 
 
 
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Japanese Architecture:
A Short History

by A. L. Sadler, 2009

 
 
 
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Don't Tear It Down!
Preserving the Earthquake Resistant Vernacular Architecture of Kashmir

by Randolph Langenbach, 2009

 
 
 
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Classic Thai:
Design-Interiors-Architecture

by Chami Jotisalikorn, Phuthorn Bhumadhon, Virginia McKeen Di Crocco, 2007
 
 
 
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The Secret Spirit of Korean Architecture
by Kim Bongryol, 2007

 
 
 
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Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong Minority
by Klaus Zwerger, 2006

 
 
 
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Yurts : Living in the Round by Becky Kemery, 2006

 
 
 
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Architecture of Thailand by Nithi Sthapitanonda, Brian Mertens, 2006

 
 
 
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Architecture and its Models in SE Asia
by Jacques Dumarcay, 2006

 
 
 
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Building the Japanese House Today
by Len Brackett, 2005

 
 
 
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Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History
by Liang Ssu-ch'eng, 2005

 
 
 
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And Guide Shanghai: Architecture And Design
by Christian Datz , Christof Kullmann, 2005

 
 
 
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Constituting Unity And Difference: Vernacular Architecture In A Minangkabau Village
by Marcel Vellinga, 2005

 
 
 
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Introduction to Indian Architecture
by Bindia Thapar, Surat Kumar Manto, Suparna Bhalla, 2005

 
 
 
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Indonesian Houses: Tradition and Transformtion in Vernacular Architecture
by Reimar Schefold, 2004

 
 
 
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Asian Interior Design
by Jaume J. Nasple, Kyoko Asakura, 2003

 
 
 
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Muslim Architecture of South India
by Mehrda Shokoohy, 2003

 
 
 
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Yin Yu Tang: The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House
by Nancy Berliner, 2003

 
 
 
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Introduction to Balinese Architecture
by Julian Davison, 2003

 
 
 
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Tropical Style: Contemporary Dream Houses in Malaysia
by Gillian Beal, Jacob Termansen, 2003

 
 
 
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Introduction to Japanese Architecture
by Michiko Young , David Young , Tan Hong Yew, 2003

 
 
 
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Japanese Country Style: Putting New Life into Old Houses
by Yoshihiro Takishita, 2002

 
 
 
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Chinese Architecture
by Fu Xinian, et al, 2002

 
 
 
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Island Style: Tropical Dream Houses in Indonesia
by Gillian Beal, Jacob Termansen, 2002

 
 
 
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Burmese Design and Architecture
by Johni Falconer, 2001

 
 
 
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Monuments of Central Asia: A Guide to the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Turkestan
by Edgar Knobloch, 2001

 
 
 
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Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan
by Giles Tillotson, 2001

 
 
 
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Islamic Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent
by Bianca Maria Alfieri, 2000

 
 
 
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Ancient Chinese Architecture Series, Vernacular Dwellings [BOX SET]
2000

 
 
 
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China's Old Dwellings
by Ronald G. Knapp, 2000

 
 
 
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At Home in Bali
by Made Wijaya, 2000

 

 

 

 

 
 
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The Japanese House: Architecture and Interiors by Alexandra Black, 2000

 
 
 
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Hanoak : Traditional Korean Homes
1999

 
 
 
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Asian Elements: Natural Balance in Eastern Design
by Jane Edwards, 1999

 
 
 
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The Traditional Architecture of Saudi Arabia
by Geoffrey King, 1998

 
 
 
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The Architecture of Southeast Asia Through Travellers' Eyes by Roxana Waterson , 1998

 
 
 
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Traditional Buildings of India
by Ilay Cooper, 1998

 
 
 
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The Tropical Asian House by Robert Powell, 1998

 
 
 
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The New Asian Architecture: Vernacular Traditions and Contemporary Style
by William S. W. Lim, Tan Hock Beng, 1998.

 
 
 
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Tropical Asian Style by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, 1998
[Kindle Edition]

 
 
 
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The New Asian Architecture: Vernacular Traditions and Contemporary Style
by William S. W. Lim, Tan Hock Beng, 1998

 
 
 
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The Inner Harmony of the Japanese House
by Atsushi Ueda, 1998

 
 
 
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What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture
by Kazuo Nishi , Kazuo Hozumi, 1997

 
 
 
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Himalayan Architecture
by Ronald M. Bernier, 1997

 
 
 
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Bali Style
by Barbara Walker, 1996

 
 
 
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Studies in Persian Art and Architecture
by Bernard O'Kane, 1995

 
 
 
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Architecture of Mughal India
by Catherine B. Asher, 1992

 
 
 
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Measure and Construction of the Japanese House
by Heino Engel, 1985

 
 
 
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LINKS

www.newpaltz.edu An extensive list of links related to Asian vernacular architecture, and a description of several books by the author.

vernarch.com The Centre for Vernacular Architecture has been designing and executing various vernacular architectural projects in South India. Their architectural practice promotes the use of locally available materials, traditional building techniques, culturally and climatically relevant building design.

yurtinfo.org A very thorough and informative site devoted entirely to yurts, including their history, design, and how to build or buy them.

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