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Housing and Dwelling Perspectives on Modern Domestic Architecture

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ISBN-10: 0415346568

ISBN-13: 9780415346566

Edition: 2006

Authors: Barbara Miller Lane

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These essays on the history of domestic architecture collectively introduce scholars and students to the wide range of issues, approaches, interpretations and source materials available in this growing field of interest, while also giving the practicing architect a historical grounding in dwelling design and suggesting directions for future research. An innovative blend of contributions from traditional sources in history, philosophy and archaeology as well as fresh perspectives from, among others, oral history, gender studies and social sciences, this book encompasses an unprecedented chronological range and depth, and places domesticity in architectural and art history analysis in its…    
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Methods and Interpretations
Who Interprets? The Historian, the Architect, the Anthropologist, the Archaeologist, the Users?
What is Home?
Domestic Spaces as Perceptual, Commemorative, and Performative
Themes in Modern Domestic Architecture
Living Downtown: Nineteenth Century Urban Dwelling
Victorian Domesticity: Ideal and Reality
Rural Memories and Desires: The Farm, the Suburb, the Wilderness Retreat
Modernism, Technology and Utopian Hopes for Mass Housing
Mass Housing as Single-Family Dwelling: The Post-War American Suburb
Participatory Planning and Design: Initiatives in Self-Help Housing, Renovation, and Interior Decoration
Twentieth Century Apartment Dwelling, Ideals and Realities
Some Possible Futures
Where is Home?