Mud as a building material is associated with Third World barbarianism, but this book presents an alternate viewpoint through words and photographs. The startling beauty and efficiency of mud architecture is evident. Since 1983, a traveling exhibition of Spectacular Vernacular has been touring the United States under a Smithsonian Institution sponsorship. 120 color photos.

Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition 1996, Aperture, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780893816728

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Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition 1989, Aperture, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780893813918

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