Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live

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Princeton Architectural Press, Jul 1, 2003 - Architecture - 164 pages
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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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Contents

Front Door
Kitchen
Dining Room
Closet
Home Office
Library
Front Porch
Bedroom
Dressing Room
Bathroom
Garage
Living Room
Epilog
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Akiko Busch is a contributing editor at Metropolis.

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