House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live (P.S.)
House Thinking A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live - P.S. Author:Winifred Gallagher Ethan Allen and HGTV may have plenty to say about making a home look right, but what makes a home feel right? In House Thinking, journalist and cultural critic Winifred Gallagher takes the reader on a psychological tour of the American home. By drawing on the latest research in behavioral science, an overview of cultural history, and inte... more »rviews with leading architects and designers, she shows us not only how our homes reflect who we are but also how they influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions. How does your entryway prime you for experiencing your home? What makes a bedroom a sensual oasis? How can your bathroom exacerbate your worst fears? House Thinking addresses provocative questions like these, enabling us to understand the homes we've made for ourselves in a unique and powerful new way. It is an eye-opening look at how we live . . . and how we could live.« less
Book reads more like a textbook and is a compilation of studies that have been done regarding people and their houses. I had a hard time getting into it but when I did it was really interesting. Chapters broken down into rooms...entry, bedroom, LR,DR, etc. Author did a good job of bringing all of the information together in a readable way. Index at the back if you want to see the study in more detail. My biggest complaint would be that she is talking about various mansions, or houses but there is not a single picture in the book. She does however, place the website you can visit in the index.