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Author Ward, W. Peter.

Title A history of domestic space : privacy and the Canadian home / Peter Ward.

Published Vancouver : UBC Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  728.0971 WARD    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In A History of Domestic Space, Peter Ward explores how the home has shaped and been shaped by family and social relationships over the past three centuries. The changing form, setting, and technology of the home have profoundly affected our opportunities for individual privacy within a family and family privacy within a community.
In the 18th century, most people would expect neither bed nor bedroom to themselves. When bedrooms did appear, they first opened directly off the main room, only later moving upstairs or down a corridor. Ward examines the evolution of each room in turn -- its placement, priority, and purpose -- before turning to the exterior of the house and its meaning. Generously illustrated with architectural sketches, paintings, and historical and contemporary photographs, A History of Domestic Space breathes life into the homes of the past and throws the door open to the homes of the present.
Subject Architecture and society -- Canada.
Architecture, Domestic -- Canada -- History.
Dwellings -- Canada -- History.
ISBN 0774806842