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Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Barrett Doherty - Goodreads

Ribczynski, a trained architect, wanders through five hundred years of home history to explore the itinerant idea of comfort. He charms us early with a confession that through 6 years of architecture ... Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Terry Kearns - Goodreads

I'm finding it to be a page turner. I see the paintings, the antiques, the design magazines. I never really thought of how these things came to be. You mean we didn't always have nice chairs? Really? Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - TinHouseBooks - Goodreads

Cheston Knapp (Managing editor of Tin House): For the past few years my wife and I have flown back east to spend Christmas with my parents, on their twenty-ish acre farm in rural Virginia. But this ... Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Cary - Goodreads

Erudite. I found this book in a very large thrift store. I don't have a home. Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Lissa Notreallywolf - Goodreads

This is a book I have reread periodically and wish to reread again after finishing The Miniaturist Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Shirari Industries - Goodreads

This book offers a fascinating and incredibly detailed account of European and American developments in comfort, "home" (as a concept), house architecture, ventilation, plumbing, and other domestic ... Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

interesting history...but liked his earlier works better. Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

A tracing of how our modern ideas of comfort came about. Starts with a discussion of medieval homes and monasteries, including medieval inventions of furniture -- the first drawers were used by the ... Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Erika RS - Goodreads

This book examines how the ideas of "home" and "comfort" and "domesticity" came into being and changed over the years and the relation of these ideas to technology in the home. For the most part, the ... Read full review

Review: Home: A Short History of an Idea

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This book was really interesting! It traces the concept of the home back to medieval times (mainly focusing on european tradition). It chronicles in a fascinating way how many aspects of the modern home came to be. It was a great read for a new home owner! Read full review


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