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Home: A Short History of an Idea Paperback – Jul 7 1987

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (July 7 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140102310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140102314
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

In this study of the evolution of domestic living, McGill University architecture professor Rybczynski traces the material and cultural influences that have helped shape our notions of comfort. PW recommended this "intriguing" book.
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"Here is a book that will change thew ay you look at your house or apartment—for the better."

"Rybczynski's style is as loose and, yes, as comfortable as a down-filled comforter."
The Christian Science Monitor

"Sensible and stylish"

"It's a bracing, irreverent, worldly wise book."
Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Home is serious, historically minded, and exquisitely readable. It is a triumph of intelligence."
The New Yorker

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