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dc.contributor.advisor Parsons, Spencer W.
dc.creatorKendall, William Doyle
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:01:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:01:55Z
dc.date.issued 1970
dc.identifier.citation Kendall, William Doyle. "Design acculturation." (1970) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/89226.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/89226
dc.description.abstract THESIS: The architectural profession, by virtue of its lagging philosophical progress, stands far short of adequately interpreting the value of physical form in the social structure of the low income subculture. OBJECTIVE: To create an open ended process of design acculturation using competent social research. The objective is introduced with an analysis of the street; focusing on its role in, and impact on, the low income subculture. PRESENTATION: Part one introduces the thesis describing the crises and stating the impetus for this statement. It sets contemporary social research in the midst of architectural thinking and explores the interface between the two disciplines. Finally, part one defines and proposes a process for developing viable design perspective: acculturation. Part two demonstrates design acculturation. Using the eyes of competent social research, it examines one element of the environment: the street. It analyzes the street according to the values of the low income subculture, and points up some of the limitations of architectural philosophy. Part three concludes the thesis, comparing two divergent solutions to low income housing. It contrasts the success of an esoteric architectural order with a non-architectural, highly empathetic solution.
dc.format.extent 106 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Design acculturation
dc.identifier.digital RICE0263
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis Arch. 1970 Kendall


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