As a Mirror of Self : Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home
by Clare Cooper Marcus
How-To Editor's Recommended Book, 06/01/97
This is a refreshing, unique, and fascinating look at how we feel about
our homes, how we shape them to suit ourselves, why some homes make
is feel safe and secure and at ease, and others make us paranoid and
uncomfortable. This book, in my opinion, should be legally required
reading for every architect, interior designer, and real estate agent.
For the rest of us, it is a surprisingly interesting look at the meaning
of home. Clare Cooper Marcus's extensive and detailed interviews with
people living in all kinds of homes, from illegal shacks to mansions,
provide eye-opening insights into what "home" is, and how
to create the feeling of home for you. It's about time someone finally
wrote this book!
This fascinating study of "home" and "psyche" examines the complex connections
which individuals create with their surroundings. Young and old, owners
and renters, men and women--more than 100 people opened their doors
to Marcus, giving a glimpse into their feelings toward their homes and
consequently themselves. 40 color illustrations. 25 photos. --This
text refers to the paperback edition of this title.
This ground-breaking book explores what our relationships to our houses
reveal about ourselves. Featuring interviews with over 100 people, and
their color drawings about their homes as well as photos of their actual
homes, UC Berkeley professor Marcus tells us what our houses would say
to us if they could talk. Color drawings.