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The food axis : cooking, eating, and the architecture of American houses

Author: Elizabeth C Cromley
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending architectural and social history with the necessity-and the passion-for food, this engaging book attempts to understand the development of the American house by viewing it through one very  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth C Cromley
ISBN: 9780813930077 0813930073
OCLC Number: 941316456
Description: viii, 269 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The one-room house and the emergence of function-specific spaces, 1600-1750 --
Developments in space and technology, 1750-1850 --
National unity, regional diversity, 1850-1900 --
Efficient space, electric power, 1900-1940 --
Food spaces in the modern style, 1940-1975 --
All spaces are potential food spaces, 1975-2010.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Collins Cromley.

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