Primitive architecture as expression of cultures that have remained outside the system of the organized societies, analyzed in relation to the territory and the life of the village, in its contrast with that of the city.
[Primitive Architecture] The book sheds light on the role of architecture in societies that have remained, almost to the present, outside the system of the major organized societies. The text begins with a methodological introduction, followed by a mapping of about two hundred different architectural traditions. The discussion then proceeds from analysis of the relationship between architectural activity and territory, between agriculture, home and village, between social stratification and development of building techniques, to evaluation of the passage/contrast between village and city, through the fundamental role of the “architectural means” in different local realities. The graphic and photographic material is an integral part of the work of critical exegesis, conceived to offer a starting point for in-depth study, along with the bibliographical notes focusing on fundamental theme areas for historiographic work.