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Dwelling in possibility : searching for the soul of shelter / Howard Mansfield.

Mansfield, Howard. (Author).

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Shelby Co PL - Morristown Branch 728.019 MAN (Text) 78731000522080 Nonfiction Checked out 03/13/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780872331679 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0872331679 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Peterborough, New Hampshire : Bauhan Publishing, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : house hunting -- Dwelling in the ordinary -- Pages from an ice storm journal -- The age of clutter -- Finding heaven in the most hated house on the block -- The perilous career of a footpath -- Dwelling in destruction -- The hut on fire -- Keep the home fires burning -- The storm after the storm -- Dwelling in possibility -- Counting houses -- Sheds -- The beginner's book of dwelling.
Summary, etc.:
"The mystery that attracts Howard Mansfield's attention is that some houses have life are home, are dwellings, and others aren't. Dwelling, he says, is an old-fashioned word that we've misplaced.When we live heart and soul, we dwell. When we belong to a place, we dwell. Possession, they say, is nine-tenths of the law, but it is also what too many houses and towns lack. We are not possessed by our home places. This lost quality of dwelling the soul of buildings haunts most of our houses and our landscape. Dwelling in Possibility is a search for the ordinary qualities that make some houses a home, and some public places welcoming." --provided by publisher.
Subject: Architecture, Domestic > Psychological aspects.

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