Home: A Short History of An Idea

Home: A Short History of An Idea

Amy Azzarito
Nov 19, 2008

Judging by all the traffic around books on this site, there are some real readers in the AT community. We were a little surprised to find that one of our favorite books hasn't received too much attention.

Home: A Short History of an Idea gives you a soup to nuts history of the idea of the home beginning with the manor halls of the Middle Ages to contemporary Ralph Lauren-designed environments. The book explores the connections between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting and reveals how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more.

We have to admit, it's a little nerdy, but it really is fascinating read into why we feel the way we do about our homes. We'd love to hear about your favorite home-related reads.


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