A Century of the Home

A Century of the Home

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Three-piece suites, flock wallpaper, aspidistra plants, flying ducks, coffee tables, Hi-Fi units, duvets, and linoleum
Home is where the heart is, and the way we choose to decorate and lvie in our houses says a lot about who we are. From the formal but cluttered interiors of the Edwardians thorugh the relaxed modernity of the '50s to solar-heated eco-homes, domestic spaces have undergone a remarkable transformation over the last 100 years. Electricity and hot water became necessities rather than luxuries, changing tastes produced the en suite bathroom and the open-plan sitting room, and watching TV meal times as the focus for family togetherness. With fifty full-page photographs, drawn from the combined archives of the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture and the Geffrye Museum, "A Century of the Home" plots the rich and varied journey from the way we lvie then to the way we live now.
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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 30 MONO; 30 COL
  • 0747815097
  • 9780747815099

About Eleanor John

Eleanor John is Head of Collections and Exhibitions at London's Geffrye Museum, which specializes in the history of the English domestic interior. She over-saw the re-display of the museum's seventeenth- and eighteenth-century galleries in 2006 and has co-curated a wide range of exhibitions since 2001. Her special interest is in the homes of London's middle classes.
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