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The modern American house : spaciousness and middle class identity

Author: Sandy Isenstadt; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book examines how architects, designers, and landscape designers worked to enhance spatial perception in middle class houses visually.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Isenstadt; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521770132 0521770130 9781107675063 1107675065
OCLC Number: 932209945
Awards: Winner of Spiro Kostof Award 2009
Description: XVI, 327 s. : il. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: spaciousness, history of a visual effect; 1. The small house era; 2. The production of spaciousness; 3. Spacious interiors; 4. Looking at landscapes; 5. Glass horizons; 6. 'The view it frames': a history of the picture window; 7. Cultivated vistas; 8. The ruler and the eye: the compensations of spaciousness; 9. Conclusion: this excellent dumb discourse.
Series Title: Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity.
Responsibility: Sandy Isenstadt.

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'The book's themes are always intriguing. With its emphasis on viewers' experience of spaciousness rather than architects creating spaciousness, the book fits into recent vernacular architecture Read more...

 
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