Home: a short history of an idea

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Penguin Books, Jul 1, 1987 - Architecture - 256 pages
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This immensely popular, witty, and highly provocative book is changing people's attitudes about convenience, decor, and technology in home design and furnishing. 10 black-and-white illustrations.

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User Review  - Cary - Goodreads

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

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


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About the author (1987)

Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times", The Atlantic", The New Yorker" and Slate", and is the author of the critically acclaimed Home" and the A Clearing in the Distance", a biography of frederick Law Olmsted, for which he was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize.