A history of domestic space :privacy and the Canadian home /Peter Ward.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245461

Description

ix, 182 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), plans ; 24 cm., "Homes are our most personal, private places, at the heart of how we conceive of life outside the public sphere. A History of Domestic Space explores how domestic architecture has shaped and been shaped by family and social relationships over the past three centuries. The changing form, setting, and technology of the home have profoundly affected our opportunities for individual privacy within a family and family privacy within a community."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Architecture, Domestic History.
Dwellings History.
Architecture and society
Woninginrichting.
Woningen.
Persoonlijke levenssfeer.
Habitations
Architecture domestique

Originator

Ward, W. Peter.

Contents

1. Housing and Privacy -- 2. Interiors. Little House, Big House. The Question of Crowding. The Organization of Household Space. Domestic Technology and Interior Spaces. The Bathroom. The Parlour. The Kitchen. The Bedroom. The Apartment -- 3. The House in its Setting. The Farmhouse. The Villa. The Home in City and Suburb. The Front of the House. Porches, Verandahs, Patios, Decks. Gardens and Yards -- 4. Privacy and the Canadian Home.

Publication

Vancouver : UBC Press

Description

ix, 182 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), plans ; 24 cm.
"Homes are our most personal, private places, at the heart of how we conceive of life outside the public sphere. A History of Domestic Space explores how domestic architecture has shaped and been shaped by family and social relationships over the past three centuries. The changing form, setting, and technology of the home have profoundly affected our opportunities for individual privacy within a family and family privacy within a community."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of Vernacular Architecture Project, January 30, 2002.

ISBN

0774806842
9780774806848

Call Number

Stacks NA7241.W37 1999

Places

Canada
Canada.