You’ll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives—and how we really want to live.
“Rybczynski’s style is as loose and, yes, as comfortable as a down-filled comforter.”
—The Christian Science Monitor
“Sensible and stylish”
“It’s a bracing, irreverent, worldly wise book.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Home is serious, historically minded, and exquisitely readable. It is a triumph of intelligence.”
—The New Yorker