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The American Family Home, 1800-1960 / Edition 1
     

The American Family Home, 1800-1960 / Edition 1

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by Clifford Edward Clark
 

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ISBN-10: 080784151X

ISBN-13: 9780807841518

Pub. Date: 09/12/1986

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In the nineteenth century, architects and family reformers launched promotional campaigns portraying houses no longer as simply physical structures in which families lived but as emblems for family cohesiveness and identity. Clark explains why, despite the fear of standardization and homogenization, the middle class has persisted in viewing the single-family home

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In the nineteenth century, architects and family reformers launched promotional campaigns portraying houses no longer as simply physical structures in which families lived but as emblems for family cohesiveness and identity. Clark explains why, despite the fear of standardization and homogenization, the middle class has persisted in viewing the single-family home as the main symbol of independence as as the distinguishing sign of having achieved middle-class status.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807841518
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/12/1986
Edition description:
1
Pages:
297
Sales rank:
1,175,699
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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The American Family Home, 1800-1960 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Few books, in my experience are written as clearly as this one. Clark leads the reader carefully and thoughtfully from 1800 to 1960, and shows why certain styles of home were popular in each era. His word choice is excellent and his sentence formation is flawless. He gives many examples and the book is well illustrated. For anyone wishing to understand why Americans have bought and built the houses they have, and what they hoped to get out of them, this is the book to buy. Get two.