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The modern American house : spaciousness and middle-class identity

Author: Sandy Isenstadt
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Modern architecture and cultural identity
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Although rarely addressed in a sustained fashion by theorists and practitioners, and the inhabitants of houses themselves, Isenstadt argues that spaciousness was central to the development of modern  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Isenstadt
ISBN: 9781107675063 1107675065
OCLC Number: 903232992
Awards: Winner of Spiro Kostof Award 2009
Description: 327 Seiten : Illustrationen.
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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