Home: A Short History of an Idea

Home A Short History of an Idea 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 delig

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 .Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private livesand how we really want to live.

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  1. Home raconte l histoire de nos interieurs de maisons, l evolution de nos meubles et de notre usage des pieces dans un logement C est ecrit d une maniere facile a lire, et ouvre nos yeux sur un sujet si quotidien que nous y pensions meme pas L auteur arrive a rendre ce sujet fascinant, et les pages tournent vite A lire absolument


  2. The appearance of the word comfort to signify a level of domestic amenity is not documented until the eighteenth century, writes author Witold Rybczynski That s because, as he explains, until then no word was needed to articulate an idea that previously had either not existed or had not required expression The entire book is a historical examination of the evolution of domesticity, starting in the Middle Ages And for the most part, it s fascinating.What Were people uncomfortable until the 18th c [...]


  3. Traces the evolution of the European influenced home from medieval times to our present age Rybczynski describes how the home evolved from an uncomfortable, group dwelling place into a private, comfortable, abode for family As a professional designer it helped me gain a deeper appreciation for the social innovations that are necessary in order for design solutions to be accepted and incorporated into our daily lives.Each chapter features a painting or photograph to which Rybczynski makes referen [...]



  4. Very interesting I never knew that homes were once considered just a shelter, and had nothing to do with comfort.


  5. the book is so easy to read and it really does a great job explaining the evolution of comfort and home as we know it today.


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