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In this illuminating book, Witold Rybczynski walks us through five centuries of homes both great and small, from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to the Ralph Lauren–designed environments of today, on a house tour like no other: one that delightfully explicates the very idea of “home.”
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In this illuminating book, Witold Rybczynski walks us through five centuries of homes both great and small, from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to the Ralph Lauren–designed environments of today, on a house tour like no other: one that delightfully explicates the very idea of “home.” You’ll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more.

©1986 Witold Rybczynski (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    J. Dominy USA 05-20-14
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    Would you listen to Home again? Why?

    No. It was interesting, but it bogged down at times.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Witold Rybczynski? Why or why not?

    Maybe. It would depend on the subject.


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    This was a good overall history of the home, but failed to keep my interest. I found my attention wandering frequently while listening.

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