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Built In Britain Weidenfeld and Nicholson (1983)
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Vernacular buildings are not the sentimental, picturesque backdrop to real life. They may be beautiful, but that is beside the point. They have emerged out of hard necessities, hard work and hard lives. Their appeal lies in the sense they make.
Gillian Darley (b. 1940), British writer. Built In Britain, Introduction, p. 13, Weidenfeld and Nicholson (1983).
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