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Geography of Home: Writings about Where We Live

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Publisher Comments:

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 it reflects our attitudes toward society, culture, the environment, and our neighbors. In a literary tour of the spaces of our homes, Geography of Home reflects on how we define such elusive qualities as privacy, security, and comfort. Part social history, part architectural history, part personal anecdote, this rich book uncovers the hidden meanings of seemingly simple domestic spaces, in chapters ranging from "The Front Door" and "The Porch" to "The Library," "The Kitchen," "The Bedroom," "The Bathroom," and "The Garage," among others.

These writings about the home touch on our culture's fundamental issues: the notion of family, the aging of the population, working at home, and respect for the environment. Together, these eloquent essays help us understand not only what home means for each of us, but how our idea of home shapes our place in the world. As Busch writes, "There are times when our homes express infinite possibilities, when they reflect who we are and what we might be."

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Akiko Busch has written about architecture and design for publications such as Graphis, Metropolis, House and Garden, and I.D. Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568981727
Subtitle:
Writings on Where We Live
Author:
Busch, Akiko
Author:
Busch, Akiko
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Interior architecture
Subject:
Personal space
Subject:
Essays - Multiple Authors
Subject:
Room layout
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Room layout (Dwellings)
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Interior Design
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.875 in 0.43 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Home and Garden » Interior Design » General

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Product details 164 pages Princeton Architectural Press - English 9781568981727 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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