A Home of Her Own

A Home of Her Own

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For some, home is simply a place to eat, sleep, and store possessions. For others, home offers intimate and rewarding opportunities for self-expression, becoming a reflection of taste, values, and even identity. The activities of constructing and maintaining a home can provide a sense of existential purpose, of belonging to a particular place along with others who have cared for that place before.

Illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, A Home of Her Own showcases a wide variety of homes and tells the stories of their making.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 1,020.58g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 104 color photos
  • 0253223539
  • 9780253223531
  • 2,128,429

Table of contents

Foreword by Patricia Poore

1. A Painter's Haven
2. Trading Up
3. A House of Stone
4. Coming Home
5. Staying Home
6. A May-December Romance
7. Small Is Beautiful
8. Serial Monogamy
9. Thinking Inside the Box
10. Gratification Delayed
11. Love Lost, Then Found
12. Turn-of-the-Century Townhouse
13. Holding the World Together
14. Tenth Time's a Charm
15. Diverging from the Script
16. A Preference for Lawyers
17. Occupying Space
18. Home on the Range
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Review quote

A Home of Her Own is a collection of stories of women and their homes, the connections and relationships they have with their spaces and the work they put in to making it happen. The stories of these remarkable women are chronicled not only through their words but also the beautiful photographs of Kendall Reeves. * alandesignstudioblog.blogspot.com * The book is more than a brick-and-mortar description of these unique, comfortable and comforting homes or of decorating advice or ideas on paint color. It is an emotional journey, delving into women's unique relationship with the places they call home. * her magazine for women * Hiller writes with lyric grace about a subject with [which] she is well acquainted. * The Ryder * A wolf in sheep's clothing-Betty Friedan disguised as Martha Stewart-A Home of Her Own is a set of radical tales in female empowerment posing as a diversion for ladies who lunch. * WFIU Artworks * Hiller charts the stories of 18 women for whom a house is more than just a roof over their heads. The tales of how these women managed to create distinctive spaces in the face of (and often spurred by) life's challenges are as relatable as they are inspiring. Although the accompanying photos exude an almost effortless grace, Hiller's text drives home an important restoration lesson: It won't be quick or easy, but it will be worth it. * Old House Journal * Nancy's delightful, brave and original book . . . shows what comes about when women build their own homes. It breaks from the classic interior design format, so it has the missing bits included-mini-biographies of the individuals who have built against the odds, as well as indoor and outside photos. You get the whole picture, not just smart, primed-up, perfectly decorated interiors. * www.johnnygrey.com *
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About Nancy Hiller

Nancy R. Hiller is a cabinetmaker and owner and principal designer at NR Hiller Design, Inc. She is author of The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History (IUP, 2009) and has published in numerous period design and woodworking magazines, including American Bungalow, Old House Interiors, and Fine Woodworking.

Kendall Reeves is a professional photographer and owner of Spectrum Studio, Inc., in Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books include Bloomington: A Contemporary Portrait and Terre Haute: Crossroads of America.

Patricia Poore is a magazine editor and former publisher. She was owner and editor of Old-House Journal for twenty years and also founded GARBAGE, Old-House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes, and Early Homes magazines.
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