European Folk Architecture in Wisconsin: The Transfer of Old World Building Traditions to a New World Setting

Tishler, William H. (1987) European Folk Architecture in Wisconsin: The Transfer of Old World Building Traditions to a New World Setting. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 792-799. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

European immigrants who came to America during the 19th century brough with them many diverse Old World architectural traditions. In Wisconsin, where more than 30 ethnic groups settled, this legacy flourished and survives in the many folk buildings remaining in rural areas of the state. These often reflected structure types, forms, construction methods and materials from their builder's homeland. As such, they represent a unique American historic resource,, but one that is rapidly disappearing from the landscape.

Item Type: Book Section
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Tishler, William H.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: vernacular architecture; traditional cultures; ethnic folk culture; immigration
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Wisconsin, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 16:21
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 16:21
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/778

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