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The common place : the ordinary experience of housing

Author: Peter King
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2005.
Series: Design and the built environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book considers this ordinary experience of housing and how we come to depend upon it. The notion of the ordinary is used to argue against the conceits of policymaking and the fetish for domestic design. Using a variety of methods such as critical analysis and film criticism (looking at the work of film-makers as diverse as Bergman, Dreyer, Shyamalan, Tarkovsky, Tati and the Wachowski Brothers), it provides an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter King
ISBN: 0754646114 9780754646112
OCLC Number: 60794570
Description: ix, 121 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Roots and ruts --
2. The unseen frame --
3. Seeing the ordinary --
4. Housing in the background --
5. Memory and exile --
6. Accommodating change.
Series Title: Design and the built environment series.
Responsibility: by Peter King.
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While policymakers are constantly seeking transformations in housing, people in general seek stability and lack of change. This book considers this ordinary experience of housing and how people come  Read more...

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