Title: Home : A Short History of an Idea
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Penguin Group USA Inc July 1987
0140102310 / 9780140102314
Seller ID: 20071003124741
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.