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The language of houses : how buildings speak to us

Author: Alison Lurie; Karen Sung
Publisher: Harrison, NY : Delphinium Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Lurie; Karen Sung
ISBN: 1322051712 9781322051710 9781497680302 1497680301 9781497683266 1497683262
OCLC Number: 888355961
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: What buildings say --
Architectural languages --
Materials and styles --
Outside the house --
Inside the house --
Inside the room --
Houses of God --
Houses of art and science --
Houses of learning I: grade schools --
Houses of learning II: high schools and colleges --
Houses of confinement: prisons, hospitals, asylums, nursing homes --
Houses of hospitality: hotels and restaurants --
Houses of commerce: stores and offices --
Personal space.
Responsibility: Alison Lurie ; illustrations by Karen Sung.

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Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.

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