House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live (Anglais) Broché – 30 janvier 2007
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Revue de presse
Gallagher is...a cultural collector, serving up tasty morsels of research and history...about our homes. (New York Times)
Gallagher writes fresh and nuanced interpretations of the subtler aspects of life. (Book List, starred review)
[Gallagher] conducts a tour like no other of the American house, excavating its fascinating history and covert psychological influences. (Book List, starred review)
“An intriguing examination of an elusive topic, with a depth and range that go beyond predictable terrain.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“This rich and intelligent book...leads us on an intimate and revealing pilgrimage into America’s restless soul.” (Boston Globe)
“The book’s strength lies in the author’s intuitions...a small book with many valuable insights.” (Architectural Record)
“Enlightening.” (New York Times)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Ethan Allen and HGTV may have plenty to say about making a home look right, but what makes a home feel right? In House Thinking, journalist and cultural critic Winifred Gallagher takes the reader on a psychological tour of the American home. By drawing on the latest research in behavioral science, an overview of cultural history, and interviews with leading architects and designers, she shows us not only how our homes reflect who we are but also how they influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
How does your entryway prime you for experiencing your home? What makes a bedroom a sensual oasis? How can your bathroom exacerbate your worst fears? House Thinking addresses provocative questions like these, enabling us to understand the homes we've made for ourselves in a unique and powerful new way. It is an eye-opening look at how we live . . . and how we could live.
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to decide upon your dream home. It covers environmental psychology
consisting of wall colors and lighting placement. It discusses
the wisdom of having a great room as a refuge. Some homes have
a cozy cavelike refuge to enhance privacy and intimacy.
The author asks that we balance privacy and sociability with the
design. After all, the house layout supports the way we live
far into the future. Optimum lighting contributes to an overall
feeling of well-being. Clutter management is important to enhance
orderliness and accessibility of items used on a daily basis.
As a rule of thumb, discard, sell or trade things not used
within the current year or so.
The book will assist you in organizing a model home for living
now and into the future. This is a valuable acquisition because
the author presents many aspects of the home which people
do not consider when making a purchase decision. A home can be
a place where you will spend much of your time. This book will
assist in ascertaining whether or not the site provides the
comfort and atmosphere most people require in a home setting.
This lack of of focus cripples what could have been both a very readable and very useful book. As it is, while "House Thinking" is still well worth reading, it will not be a book that earns a place of honor in your library. Or your living room. Or bedroom.
This book makes you rethink the spaces in your home and tells you why some area work for you and others just don't have the feel you want.
This might be a good book to introduce the evolution of design to someone with little prior knowledge (which is why I'm generous in providing 2 stars); especially at the current bargain prices on Amazon. Otherwise, I'd recommend passing this one by.