House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

by Clare Cooper Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892541245

ISBN-13: 9780892541249

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Incorporated

This is a book about people and their homes. It is not about architecture, or decorating styles, or real estate, but about the more subtle bonds of feeling we experience with dwellings past and present. By sharing 25 years of research, and interviews with more than 60 individuals, UC Berkeley Architecture Professor Clare Cooper Marcus reveals a groundbreaking theory…  See more details below

Overview

This is a book about people and their homes. It is not about architecture, or decorating styles, or real estate, but about the more subtle bonds of feeling we experience with dwellings past and present. By sharing 25 years of research, and interviews with more than 60 individuals, UC Berkeley Architecture Professor Clare Cooper Marcus reveals a groundbreaking theory of what our relationship to our home says about ourselves. House as a Mirror of Self clearly and powerfully illustrates that, beginning in childhood, as we change and grow throughout our lives, our psychological development is punctuated not only by relationships with people, but also by close, affective ties with our physical environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892541249
Publisher:
Nicolas-Hays, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,431,547
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
1House as a Mirror of Self3
2The Special Places of Childhood19
3Growing Up: Self-Expression in the Homes of Adulthood49
4Always Or Never Leaving Home81
5Becoming More Fully Ourselves: Evolving Self-Image as Reflected in Our Homes109
6Becoming Partners: Power Struggles in Making a Home Together135
7Living and Working: Territory, Control, and Privacy at Home161
8Where to Live? Self-Image and Location191
9The Lost House: Disruptions in the Bonding With Home221
10Beyond the House-As-Ego: The Call of the Soul251
Notes293
References303

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >