House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

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Conari Press, 1995 - Psychology - 307 pages
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This is a book about people and their homes. It is not about architecture, or decorating styles, or real estate, but about the more subtle bonds of feeling we experience with dwellings past and present. By sharing 25 years of research, and interviews with more than 60 individuals, UC Berkeley Architecture Professor Clare Cooper Marcus reveals a groundbreaking theory of what our relationship to our home says about ourselves.
House as a Mirror of Self clearly and powerfully illustrates that, beginning in childhood, as we change and grow throughout our lives, our psychological development is punctuated not only by relationships with people, but also by close, affective ties with our physical environment.

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Review: House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

User Review  - Hayley - Goodreads

I had such high hopes for this one, but it simply wasn't what I expected. It was very heavy with personal interviews and examples of how individuals felt about their homes. I guess I was looking for ... Read full review

Review: House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

User Review  - Martha Kahn - Goodreads

I was in the process of remodeling a house and found this book very helpful. It's one I might want to reread. Read full review

Contents

one house as a mirror of self
3
two the special places of childhood
19
selfexpression in the homes of adulthood
49
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Clare Cooper Marcus is a UC Berkeley Professor of Architecture.

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