Home: A Short History of an Idea
Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small—from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments—on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home."
You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives—and how we really want to live.
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Review: Home: A Short History of an IdeaUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Fascinating look into the history and future (as predicted from the 80s) of home and interior design. Takes a peak into seemingly mundane aspects of construction, culture and decor, which ultimately makes you think twice about how the status quo became just that. Read full review
Review: Home: A Short History of an IdeaUser Review - Daimon - Goodreads
The subject was fascinating at times - how the concepts of "home" and "comfort" have changed over time with technology and culture - but the writing made it kind of a slog. There was no flow to the telling, and in quite a few places I had to re-read to get the information to stick. Read full review