The Meaning of Home

Edwin Heathcote

Published by Frances Lincoln, 2012
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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.'

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Title: The Meaning of Home
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 2012
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