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Synopsis: We are so familiar with the features of our homes, the myriad little decorative details, that we have forgotten how to see them. We might look at a church, read a book or watch a film and attempt to understand its symbolism and its references, but we rarely look at our homes in the same light. Yet from the most ordinary apartment to the most extravagant mansion, every home is a deep well of echoes. Windows to wardrobes, fireplaces to door knockers, Edwin Heathcote attempts to fathom the elements of our everyday domestic lives.
The Meaning of Home explores how we build our houses on the souls of our ancestors: how ritual and symbolic elements transmute over time into practical features, and how often this symbolic charge ensures that those features last long after their practical uses are forgotten. After reading this scintillating book, home will never look quite the same again.
About the Author: EDWIN HEATHCOTE is the architecture correspondent for the Financial Times. He is the author of Contemporary Church Architecture, London Caffs, The Architecture of Hope (with Charles Jencks) and Furniture + Architecture of which Blueprint wrote 'Occasionally you come across a book that does everything it claims - and then some. This is one.'
Title: The Meaning of Home
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 77743
Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2012. Book Condition: New. 'Beyond the idea of the home as a refuge and a focus for family life, what does it mean?' In these essays, Edward Heathcote, architecture critic for the Financial Times, explores both the practical aspects and symbolism of individual rooms as well as features such as mirrors, lights, stairs and balconies. No matter how modest our homes, he concludes, they are vessels of an extraordinary history. Bookseller Inventory # 219275
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Copy is tight, has markings, has some mild reading wear, no dust jacket (if issued). We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 1M5E1G00040H
Book Description Frances Lincoln. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. We are so familiar with the features of our homes that we have forgotten how to see them, notes architectural critic Edwin Heathcote in this handsome little volume—yet they are as full of symbolism and referential features as any church or public building. From windows to wardrobes, fireplaces to door knockers, Heathcote here explores the elements of our everyday domestic lives: how we build our houses on the souls of our ancestors; how ritual and symbolic elements transmute over time into practical features; and how this symbolic value often ensures that those features last long after their practical uses are forgotten. 192. Bookseller Inventory # 72109
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Book Description Frances Lincoln September 2012, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 450210
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