The two books published in VAF’s Vernacular Architecture Studies Series (also known as the Special Series) have been garnering rave reviews. Thomas Hubka’s Houses Without Names (2013) was called “a highly significant contribution to the interpretive toolkits of archaeologists and architectural historians alike” (Hayden F. Bassett, Historical Archeology), while Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Cromley’s Invitation to Vernacular Architecture (2005) was termed “ideal for classroom use…a thoughtful, readable, and ultimately helpful guide” (Karen Duffy, Journal of American Folklore). The two books have become core texts in the understanding of the built environment.
And you, too, can be a part of this series. We are seeking authors and ideas for future volumes. The Vernacular Architecture Series, sponsored by VAF and published by the University of Tennessee Press, is intended to encourage and support the publication of short (100-page manuscripts), well-illustrated (100 images) books that introduce, clarify, and explore central issues in the theory and technique of vernacular architecture studies. For more information, consult our website: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/Special-Series. Series Editor Kim Hoagland will also be at the meeting in Durham, where she will happily meet with prospective authors. You can find her at the “Users’ Guide to the VAF” session, or email her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!