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  • Buildings and Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum

Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1936-0886
  • eISSN: 1934-6832
  • Frequency: Twice per year


Buildings & Landscapes examines the built world that most people experience every day—houses and cities, farmsteads and alleys, churches and courthouses, subdivisions and shopping malls. Strongly based on fieldwork and archival research that views buildings as windows into human life and culture, articles are written by historians, preservationists, architects, cultural and urban geographers, cultural anthropologists, and others involved with the documentation, analysis, and interpretation of the built world.

Editorial Details

Michael J. Chiarappa, Washington College
Margaret M. Grubiak, Villanova University


Review Editor

Amanda C. Roth Clark, Whitworth University


Illustration Editor

Laura Kilcer VanHuss


Editorial Board
Anna Vemer Andrzejewski, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Catherine W. Bishir, editorial advisor, Preservation North Carolina
James Michael Buckley, University of Oregon
Gretchen Buggeln, Christ College, Valparaiso University
Jennifer Cousineau, Parks Canada
Cynthia G. Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta
Jeffrey E. Klee, MCBW Architects
Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY
Richard Longstreth, George Washington University
Sarah Lynn Lopez, University of Pennsylvania
Carl Lounsbury, College of William and Mary
William Moore, Boston University
Louis P. Nelson, University of Virginia
Dell Upton, University of California, Los Angeles

Submission Info

Articles submitted to Buildings & Landscapes will be assessed using a double-blind peer review process; manuscripts should not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under review by the journal. Visit https://vafweb.wildapricot.org/buildingsandlandscapes for guidelines for preparing manuscripts. Please send electronic copies of completed articles (approximately 25 pages of text) with illustrations (15-20) and bibliographic endnotes by email to both editors.

Please feel free to direct any inquiries to either editor via email:

Michael J. Chiarappa
Washington College


Margaret M. Grubiak
University of South Carolina


Books for review should be mailed to:

Amanda C. Roth Clark
Dean of the Library
Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99251

Abstract & Index

Clarivate: Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Clarivate: Current Contents

Clarivate: Web of Science

EBSCO: America: History and Life

EBSCO: Art & Architecture Complete

EBSCO: Art & Architecture Index

EBSCO: Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: Art Index (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

EBSCO: Current Abstracts

EBSCO: MLA International Bibliography

EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

EBSCO: TOC Premier

Elsevier: SCOPUS

Gale: Gale Academic OneFile

Gale: Gale General OneFile

Gale: Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Gale: Gale Literature: Book Review Index

Gale: Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Carribean

Gale: InfoTrac Custom

Gale: MLA International Bibliography

OCLC: ArticleFirst

OCLC: Electronic Collections Online

ProQuest: Art, Design, & Architecture Collection

ProQuest: Arts Premium Collection

ProQuest: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

ProQuest: Design & Applied Arts Index

ProQuest: Humanities Index (Online, Ann Arbor)

ProQuest: International Bibliography of Art (Selective)

ProQuest: MLA International Bibliography

ProQuest: Periodicals Index Online

ProQuest: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature



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