Interesting, but it has more breadth than depth and many of its observations fall into the "well, duh" category.
This is a delightful book that describes subtle and not-so-subtle messages that houses and other buildings make to the observing visitor. The author writes very well with a wry sense and bases many of her observations on personal visits and experiences. It is also a nice touch when she quotes various literary figures for observations on messages that they get from different buildings or houses. The author makes observations about the exterior, interior floor plan, and rooms of buildings. There are also brief sections of the evolution of buildings and the social and functional forces that are driving changes to these buildings including: Hospitals, prisons, offices, and schools. This is a terrific read. Highly recommended.
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