Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part
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Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part
Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part
Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part
Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part

Vernacular Architecture of Hvar Island Settlements and Architecture of Island Central Part

Bojana Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci Autor: Bojana Bojanić Obad ŠćitarociUrednik: Mladen Obad Šćitaroci
Izdavač: Epoha Šćitaroci d.o.o.Mjesto izdanja: ZagrebGodina izdanja: 1997ISBN: 953-6115-13-1
The area of the Adriatic island of Hvar in Croatia, privileged by being detached, makes it possible to consider the continuous activity of man from prehistory till today. The examined area of the island – the central part of it – has offered its prehistoric inhabitants shelter in caves located in the mountain slopes. Antiquity, coming by the sea, organized areas in bays and along borders of nearby fertile fields. Middle Ages, time of insecurity, demanded places of defense and shelters, and so made the inhabitants to move inlands. They returned to the tand along the sea-side only in the 19th and the 20th century.
The area of island of Hvar is in times of possible great interventions. In those new interventions this analysis would function correctively in the sense of respecting a traditional architecture and of safeguarding tradition in new circumstances of its continuity.
Observation on traditional architecture imposed by literature is full of questions, but it seems that those are a pseudo-questions. The answer to the question of the density of traditional building activity certainly can not be found in the relation with architecture as such, but in a joint relation with the population. Traditional architecture – invented architecture – will exist as long as the autochtonic population does, and with its decrease, all that will remain will be the scenery.
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