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- DescriptionThe idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of ecomic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across rthern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we kw today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was t a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we kw it would t exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire tion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.
- Author BiographyJudith Flanders is the author of the bestselling The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed (2003); the critically acclaimed Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006); A Circle of Sisters (2001), which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award; The Invention of Murder (2011); and, most recently, The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London (2012). She is a frequent contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. Currently a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham, she lives in London.
- Author(s)Judith Flanders
- PublisherAtlantic Books
- Date of Publication03/09/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAtlantic Books
- Content Note2x8pp colour plates, and one cartoon in prelim
- Weight372 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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