The Modern American House: Spaciousness and Middle Class Identity

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Sandy Isenstadt examines how architects, interior designers, and landscape designers worked to enhance spatial perception in middle class houses visually. The desire for spaciousness reached its highest pitch where it was most lacking, in the small, single-family houses that came to be the cornerstone of middle class life in the nineteenth century. In direct conflict with actual dimensions, spaciousness was linked to a tension unique to the middle class - between spatial aspirations and financial limitations. Although ...

The Modern American House: Spaciousness and Middle Class Identity 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107675063

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The Modern American House: Spaciousness and Middle Class Identity 2006, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521770132

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