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HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE CULTURE?

"How would you define culture? "

"Culture is something that is all around us but hidden from sight."

"Culture is a visual symbol that represents an abstract idea; it is veiled in allegory yet illustrated in symbols..."



Added by Neil Turner on December 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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Culture is essentially based on aesthetics, I think. If one has an idea

of the evolution of aesthetics as "categorical… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on March 21, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

INTRODUCTION TO THE "ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE"

Anna Marie Schefer commented on Nold Egenter's group 'ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE'



Hello! I would like to ask what the name of the article about the interface of anthropology and architecture is? I am just starting being interested in the topic of Architectural anthropology. Thanks for advices! Best wishes, Anna



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please excuse me for the delay with which I am responding your kind question. There was an… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 20, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments

TEN SELECTED PAPERS ON "ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE"

Below please find a list of 10 selected papers on various

aspects of our "Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture"

Would be nice to have some discussions!

You find them with the following URL:



---> http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/forum

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THE SACRED TREES AROUND GOSHONAI / JAPAN - A contribution of building ethnology to the subject of… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 19, 2009 at 3:05am — No Comments

NEW-YEARS GIFT

10 BOOKS OF MY 100 VILLAGE STUDY (english version)

AS NEW-YEARS GIFT FOR THOSE INTERESTED

(See 3rd leaflet from top on left side (Latest Activity)

at ---> http://habitat-anthro.ning.com/

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Leaflet of Nold Egenter's 100 village Study in Japan

SSA_Prospekt.PDF

October… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 16, 2009 at 6:05am — No Comments

HABITAT ANTHROPOLOGY

In the group ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE set up by Nold Egenter there is a new discussion opened. Its title is:

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- Homo Territorialis -

HABITAT ANTHROPOLOGY

The architecturally demarcated environment as basic factor of cultural evolution

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It has the following… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on November 24, 2009 at 1:28am — No Comments

ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE: 5 LINES OF THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE



In the photo-section we have this plate which shows the structure of the " Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture" approach respectively the composition of five lines (subhuman, semantic, domestic, sedentary, urban/imperial architecture) which could illustrate an evolutionary process in regard to human culture. Most important is the line of "semantic architecture" which in Neolithic times gains great importance

1) by traditionally… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on September 16, 2009 at 1:15am — No Comments

SEMANTIC ARCHITECTURE - ANALYSIS OF ONE VILLAGE (UEDA)

There is a new video in the Media Section of the 'Open Anthropology Cooperative'. It shows the architectural and spatial analysis done in one village (Ueda) of the Omihachiman region in Japan. The territorial function of the religious symbols is clearly shown, also their highly complex symbolisms and their elementary type of aesthetics (PRO-portion, coincidence of opposites). Note that they also represent local protector deities (Ujigami). They originally must have "created" sedentary life and… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on August 1, 2009 at 1:02am — No Comments

Anthropology of Space: Universe versus Habitat

We have put up a new discussion within the group "Environmental Anthropology". It deals with O. F. Bollnow's anthropology of space, resp. the "theory" that human space perception is primary related to the spatial organisation of the habitat: space in German = "Raum" < "räumen" = clear a place from wilderness plants and the like for dwelling.…





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Added by Nold Egenter on July 24, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Anthropology of Space: Universe versus Habitat

We have put up a new discussion within the group "Environmental Anthropology". It deals with O. F. Bollnow's anthropology of space, resp. the "theory" that human space perception is primary related to the spatial organisation of the habitat: space in German = "Raum" < "räumen" = clear a place from wilderness plants and the like for dwelling.…





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Added by Nold Egenter on July 24, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

SEMANTIC ARCHITECTURE IN JAPAN

There is a new video in our group showing "Semantic Architecture" in Japan (see former photos, but now with explanations). Christian religion found these sacred buildings formed with plant materials in many traditional societies all over the world. Since they were built as deities or other sacred objects they were classified into religion, but, since they were made with primitive construction methods (which for the local peoples means: very old and valuable things!) the missionaries classified… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on July 21, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

What is "Traditional Architecture"?

There is a new Discussion Theme in the Group "Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture". It deals with the ethnology or anthropology of the house and its problems. It also introduces a new class: (topo-)semantic and symbolic architecture (life tree-fetish-maypole-complex) and what it can contribute to our understanding of (Neolithic type of) sedentary village culture.

Added by Nold Egenter on July 14, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Nestbuilding behaviour of Great Apes

Strange that nobody out of nearly 1000 anthropologists responds to the suggestion to discuss nest building behaviour of the Great Apes (Anthropology of Habitat an Architecture). It really seems to be a white surface on the "study-map" of anthropology. Unbelievable!



One individual (Chimpanzee, Bonobo, Gorilla or Orangutan) during about 45 years of practice builds a virtual tower of about 11 times the Eiffeltower in Japan. NO INTEREST!



There are also interesting type… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on June 21, 2009 at 7:11pm — 3 Comments

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