Housing and Dwelling: A Reader on Modern Domestic Architecture

Housing and Dwelling: A Reader on Modern Domestic Architecture

by Barbara Miller Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 041534655X

ISBN-13: 9780415346559

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination of

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Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination of philosophy, history, social science, art, literature and architectural writings. Uniquely, the readings underline the point of view of the user of a dwelling and assess the impact of varying uses on the evolution of domestic architecture.

This book is a valuable asset for students, scholars, and designers alike, exploring the extraordinary variety of methods, interpretations and source materials now available in this important field. For students, it opens windows on the many aspects of domestic architecture. For scholars, it introduces new, interdisciplinary points of view and suggests directions for further research. It acquaints practising architects in the field of housing design with history and methods and offers directions for future design possibilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415346559
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Methods and Interpretations 1. Who Interprets? The Historian, the Architect, the Anthropologist, the Archaeologist, the Users? 2. What is Home? 3. Domestic Spaces as Perceptual, Commemorative, and Performative Part 2: Themes in Modern Domestic Architecture 4. Living Downtown: Nineteenth Century Urban Dwelling 5. Victorian Domesticity: Ideal and Reality 6. Rural Memories and Desires: The Farm, the Suburb, the Wilderness Retreat 7. Modernism, Technology and Utopian Hopes for Mass Housing 8. Mass Housing as Single-Family Dwelling: The Post-War American Suburb 9. Participatory Planning and Design: Initiatives in Self-Help Housing, Renovation, and Interior Decoration 10. Twentieth Century Apartment Dwelling, Ideals and Realities 11. Some Possible Futures 12. Where is Home?

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