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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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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