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J B Jackson
J. B. Jackson discusses his research and ideas about American vernacular architecture. New Mexico was an appropriate place to...

J B Jackson

February 4, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

J. B. Jackson discusses his research and ideas about American vernacular architecture. New Mexico was an appropriate place to study vernacular because of the great variety of building types. Unlike the East Coast, historic houses in New Mexico are often still lived in by the people who built them. He argues that the autonomous “Vitruvian house” is the ideal of middle class Americans, through the non-autonomous vernacular house is the reality for most. They are incomplete, and insufficient to meet household needs without outside support. Vernacular houses are dominated by the street to which they are attached, as opposed to Vitruvian houses which dominate their streets. Street life is essential in vernacular neighborhoods, however it is the street life of the neighborhoods, and not the bustling street life of the urban strip.

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