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Marchand, Trevor H. J. (2017) 'Buildings That Fill My Eye: An introduction to the architectural heritage of Yemen.' In: Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye. London: Gingko Library, pp. 11-27. (Gingko Library Art Series)

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Architecture is one of Yemen’s greatest cultural achievements. A staggering array of building styles and traditions has evolved in remarkable harmony with the diverse topographies and challenging climatic conditions of southern Arabia. Every setting possesses a distinct ‘sense of place’ that results from a mixture of native ingenuity and the supplies of natural building materials to hand. In Yemen, the arrangements and formal languages of space, place and architecture are deeply infused with local histories, social hierarchies, tribal relations, religious identities and gender practices.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9781909942073
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt201mpg0.5
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 11:32
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/24276

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