Peeking Through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes

Front Cover
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 12, 2005 - Architecture - 200 pages
2 Reviews
Since the Second World War, rapid developments in the economy, family structure, technology, employment, and lifestyle have transformed the home. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes, many of them ill-conceived and wasteful, that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty years.
Offering pragmatic suggestions for many problems, including the damage caused by suburban sprawl, the limits of standard single-family dwellings, and the widening gap between rich and poor, Peeking Through the Keyhole unravels the effects of technology and consumerism on the way we perceive and use domestic space.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Peeking through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes

User Review  - Frank Stein - Goodreads

Shit. Read full review

Review: Peeking through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes

User Review  - Doug Reed - Goodreads

Interesting book. Avi goes through the transition of homes as basic shelter to huge living rooms and way too much space. Read full review

Contents

Webs and Wires
42
Buy New or Renovate?
71
Where Do We Go From Here?
188
Bibliography
195
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Avi Friedman is associate professor and director, Affordable Homes Program, McGill University. He is the recipient of the United Nations World Habitat Award, the Creative Achievement Award (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), and the Prix

Bibliographic information