The Resource The language of houses: : how buildings speak to us, (ebook)

The language of houses: : how buildings speak to us, (ebook)

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The language of houses: : how buildings speak to us
Title
The language of houses:
Title remainder
how buildings speak to us
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eng
Summary
In 1981, Alison Lurie publishedT̀he Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book,T̀he Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them. Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and apartments-all of them speak to human experience in vital and varied ways. The Language of Housesd̀iscusses historical and regional styles and the use of materials such as stone and wood and concrete, as well as contemplating the roles of stairs and mirrors, windows and doors, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its conclusions with illuminating literary references and the comments of experts in the field. Accompanied by lighthearted original drawings,T̀he Language of Housesìs an essential and highly entertaining new contribution to the literature of modern architecture
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Midwest
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Lurie, Alison
Dewey number
720.1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sung, Karen
  • hoopla digital
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  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture
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adult
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The language of houses: : how buildings speak to us, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781497680302
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11559430
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remote
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11559430
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MWT11559430
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The language of houses: : how buildings speak to us, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497680302
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11559430
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559430
System control number
MWT11559430
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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