Geography of Home Writings on Where We Live

ISBN-10: 1568984294
ISBN-13: 9781568984292
Edition: 2004
Authors: Akiko Busch
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Description: Geography of Home has been hailed as "an appealing, insightful collection of musings on the architecture, psychology, and history of house and home in America" (Kirkus). Now available in paperback, Geography of Home reminds us that the house is home  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Geography of Home has been hailed as "an appealing, insightful collection of musings on the architecture, psychology, and history of house and home in America" (Kirkus). Now available in paperback, Geography of Home reminds us that the house is home to many things. Far more than four walls and a roof, it contains our private and public lives, our families, our memories and aspirations, and reflects our attitudes toward society, culture, the environment, and our neighbors. In a literary tour of the spaces of our homes, noted design essayist Akiko Busch reflects on how we define such elusive qualities as privacy, security, and comfort. Part social history, part architectural history, part personal anecdote, this rich and delightful book uncovers the hidden meanings of the place we call home.

Akiko Busch is a contributing editor at Metropolis.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Front Door
Kitchen
Dining Room
Laundry
Closet
Home Office
Library
Front Porch
Bedroom
Dressing Room
Bathroom
Garage
Living Room
Epilog

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