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Home : a short history of an idea / Witold Rybczynski.

Rybczynski, Witold, (author.). May, Nadia, (narrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781481574396 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481574396 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Nadia May.
Summary, etc.:
In this illuminating book, Witold Rybczynski walks us through five centuries of homes both great and small, from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to the Ralph Lauren-designed environments of today. On 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 more.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Dwellings > Psychological aspects.
Personal space > Psychological aspects.
Architecture and society.

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