Home A short history of an idea

Witold Rybczynski

Book - 1987

An architect discusses the idea of comfort and the Western cultural attitudes that have shaped it since the end of the Middle Ages, reviewing such cultural variables as intimacy and privacy, domesticity, ease, and ideas about light, air, and efficiency as they have changed over time, and making a plea for the primacy of cultural ideals as a basis for creating psychologically comfortable homes.

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Published
New York, NY : Penguin Books 1987.
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and index.
ISBN
9780140102314
Main Author
Witold Rybczynski (-)