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Decoding Homes and Houses

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ISBN-10: 0521543517

ISBN-13: 9780521543514

Edition: 2003

Authors: Julienne Hanson

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Houses are not just assemblages of individual rooms but intricate patterns of organised space, governed by rules and conventions about the size and configuration of rooms, which domestic activities go together, how the interior should be decorated and furnished and what kinds of household object are appropriate in each setting, how family members relate to one another in different spaces, and how and where guests should be received and entertained in the home. Decoding Homes and Houses introduces new, computer-based techniques designed to retrieve and interpret this wealth of social and symbolic information. The various representations and measures show how domestic space provides a shared…    
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.69" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

An introduction to the study of houses
Tradition and change in the English house
Ideas are in things, with Hillier and Graham
Two domestic 'space codes' compared, with Hillier
Shaping the taste of middle England
Configuration and society in the English country house
Visibility and permeability in the Rietveld Schroder house, with Rosenberg
The anatomy of privacy in architects' London houses
'Deconstructing' architects' houses
Decoding dwellings: the way ahead