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Author Blier, Suzanne Preston.

Title The anatomy of architecture : ontology and metaphor in Batammaliba architectural expression / Suzanne Preston Blier
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994


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 WATERFT ART&ARCH  728.37208993 Bli/Aoa 1994  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Imagines Mundi: Narrative, Ritual, and Architectural Exemplars of Cosmogony -- Ch. 2. Architectural Archetypes: Reflections on Housing in "Paradise" -- Ch. 3. House Temples: Architecture for the Gods -- Ch. 4. Houses Are Human: Architectural Self-images -- Ch. 5. At Home: The Complementarity of House, Family, and Tomb -- Ch. 6. The Power of Architecture: Politics, Protection, and Jurisprudence in House Design and Use -- Ch. 7. "The Dance of Drums": Notes on the Architecture and Staging of Funeral Performances -- Conclusions: Architectural Exegesis: On Building Ontology, Metaphor, and Multiplexity
Notes Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Subject Architecture, Somba (African people)
Architecture, Somba
Somba (African people) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 94003458
ISBN 0226058611 (paperback: alk. paper)