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Geography of Home

Writings On Where We Live

By Akiko Busch

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 it reflects our attitudes toward society, culture, the environment, and our neighbors. ?In a literary tour of the spaces of our homes, Geography of Home reflects on how we define such elusive qualities as privacy, security, and comfort. Part social history, part architectural history, part personal anecdote, this rich book uncovers the hidden meanings of seemingly simple domestic spaces, in chapters ranging from "The Front Door" and "The Porch" to "The Library," "The Kitchen," "The Bedroom," "The Bathroom," and "The Garage," among others.
These writings about the home touch on our culture's fundamental issues: the notion of family, the aging of the population, working at home, and respect for the environment. Together, these eloquent essays help us understand not only what home means for each of us, but how our idea of home shapes our place in the world. As Busch writes, "There are times when our homes express infinite possibilities, when they reflect who we are and what we might be."

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1568981724


Format: Book
Author: Busch, Akiko
Title: Geography of home : writings on where we live / Akiko Busch.
Publisher Date: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1999.
Subject: Room layout (Dwellings) Interior decoration -- Human factors Personal space -- Psychological aspects Interior architecture
Isbn: 1568981724
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Call Number: 728 Bus
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Format: Book
Author: Busch, Akiko
Title: Geography of home : writings on where we live / Akiko Busch.
Publisher, Date: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1999.
Description: 163 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Room layout (Dwellings)
Subjects: Interior decoration -- Human factors
Subjects: Personal space -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Interior architecture
LCCN: 98046588 * 98006588
ISBN: 1568981724
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 728 Bus