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A history of domestic space : privacy and the Canadian home

Author: W Peter Ward
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Homes are our most personal, private places, at the heart of how we conceive of life outside the public sphere. A History of Domestic Space explores how domestic architecture has shaped and been shaped by family and social relationships over the past three centuries. The changing form, setting, and technology of the home have profoundly affected our opportunities for individual privacy within a family and family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ward, W. Peter.
History of domestic space.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1999
(DLC) 2001430723
(OCoLC)41593140
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Peter Ward
ISBN: 9780774852258 0774852259
OCLC Number: 144086267
Awards: Winner of Alcuin Citation for excellence in book design in Canada, Alcuin Society 1999 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 182 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), plans
Contents: 1. Housing and Privacy --
2. Interiors. Little House, Big House. The Question of Crowding. The Organization of Household Space. Domestic Technology and Interior Spaces. The Bathroom. The Parlour. The Kitchen. The Bedroom. The Apartment --
3. The House in its Setting. The Farmhouse. The Villa. The Home in City and Suburb. The Front of the House. Porches, Verandahs, Patios, Decks. Gardens and Yards --
4. Privacy and the Canadian Home.
Responsibility: Peter Ward.
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Peter Ward looks at how spaces in the Canadian home have changed over the last three centuries, and how family and social relationships have shaped - and been shaped by - these changing spaces.  Read more...

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