Home: A Short History of an Idea

Witold Rybczynski

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    This immensely popular, witty, and highly provocative book is changing people's attitudes about convenience, decor, and technology in home design and furnishing. 10 black-and-white illustrations.

    Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small--from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments--on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home." You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives--and how we "really" want to live. read less...

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    Book Details
    ISBN-13 9780140102314
    Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
    Number of Pages 266
    Publication Date 30071987
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    Binding Hardback

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