A Short History of An IdeaDownloadable Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.)) : digital