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House: American Houses for the New Century
The idea and function, image, and built reality of the house vary from culture to culture, locale to locale, generation to generation, demographic to demographic. Houses do much more than provide a roof over our heads: They are sanctuaries, havens-- our private kingdoms, our personalized cocoons. They are backdrops to our everyday lives. They are status symbols. They are e ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 7th 2001 by Universe
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The introduction implies that the selected projects represent alternative design approaches that acknowledge post-nuclear family demands on an increasing segment of US housing (I applaud the authors for acknowledging that “America” includes at least our immediate neighbors, BTW). To this end a nice cross section of, more or less, cutting edge architecture is presented through many lavish photographs of the architecty sort. If you don’t keep up with such things – or only read Dwell - this means i ...more