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Room-by-Room: 5 Books that Tour the Modern Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 08, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Carolyn Purnell last modified Mar 07, 2013

I'm a history addict; profiles of designers, descriptions of domesticity in the past, and accounts of the objects that shape our daily lives—all these topics fascinate me to no end. These five books, all of which indulge that love of history, share a common structure: they move through the home room-by-room, unfolding the contexts of the past, uncovering the cultural value of the experiences shared within, and providing anecdotal insight about the function-specific spaces that we live in each and every day. More






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