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The meaning of home, Edwin Heathcote

Label
The meaning of home
Title
The meaning of home
Statement of responsibility
Edwin Heathcote
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are so familiar with the features of our homes - the rooms, fixtures and myriad little decorative details - that we have forgotten how to look at them. We might explore a church, read a book or watch a film, and attempt to decode its symbols and references, but we rarely look at our homes with the same critical eye. Yet from the most ordinary apartment to the most extravagant mansion, every home is a deep well of meaning. From windows to wardrobes, fireplaces to doorknockers, Edwin Heathcote attempts to fathom the elements of our everyday domestic lives. He explores how, over time, ancient ritual elements transmute into practical features, and how some of these, charged with latent symbolic meaning, have persisted in modern dwellings despite having lost their original uses. Home will never quite look the same again"--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7125
LC item number
.H43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The meaning of home, Edwin Heathcote
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Edwin Heathcote ... is the architecture critic of the Financial Times, where versions of many of these essays first appeared in a column entitled The Symbolic Home"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index
Contents
Introduction: Home is where the heart is -- Front doors -- Halls -- Living rooms -- Fireplaces -- Mouldings -- Books -- Dining rooms -- Kitchens -- Stairs -- Cellars and attics -- Bedrooms -- Cupboards & wardrobes -- Bathrooms -- Ironmongery & hardware -- Doors -- Windows -- Facades and faces -- Bay windows and balconies -- Sheds, huts and treehouses -- Swimming pools -- Roofs -- Fences & gates -- Miniaturatizations & representation -- Mirrors -- Porches, verandas & decks -- Lights -- Floors -- Walls -- Corridors -- Ceilings -- Studies and libraries -- Christmas -- Columns & pillars -- Pipes, wires & sewers -- Afterword: time, ghosts and the uncanny
Control code
ocn777601896
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Frances Lincoln ed.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780711233775
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)777601896
Label
The meaning of home, Edwin Heathcote
Publication
Note
"Edwin Heathcote ... is the architecture critic of the Financial Times, where versions of many of these essays first appeared in a column entitled The Symbolic Home"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index
Contents
Introduction: Home is where the heart is -- Front doors -- Halls -- Living rooms -- Fireplaces -- Mouldings -- Books -- Dining rooms -- Kitchens -- Stairs -- Cellars and attics -- Bedrooms -- Cupboards & wardrobes -- Bathrooms -- Ironmongery & hardware -- Doors -- Windows -- Facades and faces -- Bay windows and balconies -- Sheds, huts and treehouses -- Swimming pools -- Roofs -- Fences & gates -- Miniaturatizations & representation -- Mirrors -- Porches, verandas & decks -- Lights -- Floors -- Walls -- Corridors -- Ceilings -- Studies and libraries -- Christmas -- Columns & pillars -- Pipes, wires & sewers -- Afterword: time, ghosts and the uncanny
Control code
ocn777601896
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Frances Lincoln ed.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780711233775
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)777601896

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