Buildings & Landscapes is the leading source for scholarly work on vernacular architecture of North America and beyond. The journal continues VAF’s tradition of scholarly publication going back to the first Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture in 1982. Published through the University of Minnesota Press since 2007, the journal moved from one to two issues per year in 2009.
Buildings & Landscapes examines the places that people build and experience every day: houses and cities, farmsteads and alleys, churches and courthouses, subdivisions and shopping malls. The journal’s contributorsundefinedhistorians and architectural historians, preservationists and architects, geographers, anthropologists and folklorists, and others whose work involves documenting, analyzing, and interpreting vernacular formsundefinedapproach the built environment as a windows into human life and culture, basing their scholarship on both fieldwork and archival research. The editors encourage submission of articles that explore the ways the built environment shapes everyday life within and beyond North America. Please see our Call for Papers.
All VAF members receive Buildings & Landscapes as a benefit of membership. Subscriptions are also available through the University of Minnesota Press:
Individuals: $60.00 / year
Libraries: $125.00 / year
Outside USA add $5.00 for each year's subscription.
Past issues of Buildings & Landscapes can be purchased from the University of Minnesota Press. Buildings & Landscapes is also available as full text through databases including Project MUSE, JSTOR, EBSCO (H.W. Wilson) Art Full Text and Gale's InfoTrac Academic OneFile.
Browse complete tables of contents on our Buildings & Landscapes Backlist page.
Call for Papers:
See information on the call for papers on the Submissions page.
Anna Andrzejewski, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Cynthia G. Falk, SUNY Oneonta
Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College
Catherine Bishir, editorial advisor, Preservation North Carolina and North Carolina State University
Gretchen Buggeln, Valparaiso University
Cary Carson, Colonial Williamsburg
Howard Davis, University of Oregon
Clifton Ellis, Texas Tech University
Rebecca Ginsburg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jeffrey Klee, Colonial Williamsburg
William Littmann, California College of the Arts
Richard Longstreth, George Washisngton University
Louis Nelson, University of Virginia
Dell Upton, University of California, Los Angeles