Structure and Meaning in Human Settlement

Structure and Meaning in Human Settlement

Tony Atkin and Joseph Rykwert, Editors

2005 | 376 pages | Cloth $65.00
Archaeology
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Table of Contents

Foreword

1. Building and knowing
2. Animal settlements: ecological functionalism of animal architecture
3. Settlement patterns in Americanist archaeology
4. The idea of a Maya town
5. Cosmological structures of ancient Egyptian city planning
6. Mohenjo-Daro: the symbolic landscape of an ancient city
7. Holy mountains
8. The ontological structure of mediance as a ground of meaning in architecture
9. Three gestures in a poetics of place : Chinese settlement and disruption
10. The language of cultural memory in Chinese gardens
11. A culture without a temple: ritual landscape sanctuaries and female superiority in state religion in Ryukyu
12. Etruscan boundaries and prophecy
13. Razing the roof: the imperative of building destruction in Danhome (Dahomey)
14. Signs of the ancestors: an archaeology of mesa villages of the Pueblo revolt
15. Imagining the past
16. The oasis model
17. The evolution of settlement: fieldwork at Zuni Pueblo 1995-97
18. The primitive origins of modern architecture: Le Corbusier's Voyage to the East
19. Symbolic settlements: the American ideological tension between private homes and public housing
20. Transplanting the New Jersey Turnpike to China
21. Landscape ecology and cities
22. Settlements after now
23. 21st century nomadism and settlement
24. Materials matter in urban architecture