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Author Rybczynski, Witold.

Title Home : a short history of an idea / Witold Rybczynski

Published New York, NY : Penguin Books, 1987


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 WATERFT ART&ARCH  728.019 Ryb/Has 1987  AVAILABLE
Description x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents Nostalgia -- Intimacy and privacy -- Domesticity -- Commodity and delight -- Ease -- Light and air -- Efficiency -- Style and substance -- Austerity -- Comfort and well-being
Summary An architect discusses the idea of comfort and the Western cultural attitudes that have shaped it since the end of the Middle Ages, reviewing such cultural variables as intimacy and privacy, domesticity, ease, and ideas about light, air, and efficiency as they have changed over time, and making a plea for the primacy of cultural ideals as a basis for creating psychologically comfortable homes
Notes First published: New York : Viking, 1986
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 233-244
Subject Architecture and society.
Dwellings -- Psychological aspects.
Personal space -- Psychological aspects.
LC no. 86030398
ISBN 0140102310 (paperback)