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A Short History of an Idea

by Witold Rybczynski

ISBN 0140102310 / 9780140102314 / 0-14-010231-0
Publisher Penguin Books
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

Walk through five centuries of homes both great and smallfrom the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environmentson 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 livesand how we really want to live.