The language of houses: how buildings speak to us
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Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
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|author2-role||, 1 online resource, 1009028, 11559430Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1497680301 (electronic bk.), 1883285607, 308 pages :illustrations ;24 cm, 33021026745015asocSOC SCIbe1491134a, 720.1, 9781497680302 (electronic bk.), 9781883285609, ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential., Architecture, Architecture and society., Architecture., Buildings., Digital content provided by hoopla., Electronic books., First edition., HOUSE & HOME / General., Harrison, New York :Delphinium Books,, In 1981, Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them. Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and apartments-all of them speak to human experience in vital and varied ways. The Language of Houses discusses historical and regional styles and the use of materials such as stone and wood and concrete, as well as contemplating the roles of stairs and mirrors, windows and doors, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its conclusions with illuminating literary references and the comments of experts in the field. Accompanied by lighthearted original drawings, The Language of Houses is an essential and highly entertaining new contribution to the literature of modern architecture., Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302)., Lurie, Alison,author., MWT11559430, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., NA2500.L87 2014, NjBwBTengNjBwBTrda, Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them., SOC SCI, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General., Sung, Karen,illustrator., The language of houses :how buildings speak to us, The language of houses :how buildings speak to us /Alison Lurie ; illustrations by Karen Sung., [United States]:Delphinium Books ,2014., bl2014035080, computerc, eBook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/opr_9781497680302_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, text, text file, texttxt, unmediated, volume|
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|subject_facet||ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential, Architecture, Architecture -- Aesthetics, Architecture -- Psychological aspects, Architecture and society, Buildings, Electronic books, HOUSE & HOME / General, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General|
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|title_full||The Language of Houses How Buildings Speak to Us, The language of houses : how buildings speak to us / Alison Lurie ; illustrations by Karen Sung, The language of houses : how buildings speak to us [electronic resource] Lurie, Alison,|
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