The Language of Houses

The Language of Houses


In 1981 Alison Lurie released The Language of Clothes, a meditation on dress and style as an expression of background, social prestige and person psychology. fun, enlightening and entire of literary allusion, the ebook used to be hugely praised and generally anthologized.

Now Lurie has again with a better half publication, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and pleasing examine how the structure of structures and the areas inside of them either mirror and impact the folk who inhabit them. colleges, church buildings, executive constructions, museums, prisons, hospitals, eating places, and naturally, homes and apartments—all of them communicate to human adventure in important and sundry ways.

The Language of Houses discusses historic and nearby types and using fabrics corresponding to stone and wooden and urban, in addition to considering the jobs of stairs and mirrors, home windows and doorways, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its conclusions with illuminating literary references and the reviews of specialists within the field.

Accompanied via lighthearted unique drawings, The Language of Houses is a vital and hugely unique new contribution to the literature of recent architecture.

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