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The language of houses : how buildings speak to us

Author: Alison Lurie; Karen Sung
Publisher: Harrison, New York : Delphinium Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView 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: Narrative non-fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Lurie; Karen Sung
ISBN: 9781883285609 1883285607
OCLC Number: 869267286
Notes: "Chapters 7, 9 and 10 of this book originally appeared in the New York Review of Books."
Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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