In Memorium: Paul Oliver, founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World

22 Oct 2017 2:14 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)
Paul Oliver at the Vernacular Architecture in the Twenty-First Century held in Oxford in 2006. The conference was in held in his honor. A volume of conference essays was edited by Marcel Vellinga and Lindsay. Photo Credit, Simon Bronner. Paul Oliver (left) with leading lights of vernacular architecture study at the Oxford conference, 2006

Architecture historian and music historian Paul Oliverfounding editor of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the Worldpassed away on August 14, 2017 at the age of 90. 

The New York Times printed a well researched obituary with the first half focusing on his research on American blues music, and the latter part dedicated to  his contributions to vernacular architecture studies.

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