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Dwelling in possibility : searching for the soul of shelter

Author: Howard Mansfield
Publisher: Peterborough, New Hampshire : Bauhan Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First [edition]View all editions and formats
"The mystery that attracts Howard Mansfield{u2019}s attention is that some houses have life{u2014}are home, are dwellings, and others aren{u2019}t. Dwelling, he says, is an old-fashioned word that we{u2019}ve misplaced. When we live heart and soul, we dwell. When we belong to a place, we dwell. Possession, they say, is nine-tenths of the law, but it is also what too many houses and towns lack. We are not possessed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Mansfield
ISBN: 9780872331679 0872331679
OCLC Number: 840463206
Description: 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : house hunting --
Dwelling in the ordinary --
Pages from an ice storm journal --
The age of clutter --
Finding heaven in the most hated house on the block --
The perilous career of a footpath --
Dwelling in destruction --
The hut on fire --
Keep the home fires burning --
The storm after the storm --
Dwelling in possibility --
Counting houses --
Sheds --
The beginner's book of dwelling.
Responsibility: Howard Mansfield.


A search for the ordinary qualities that make some houses a home, and some public places welcoming.  Read more...


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