Locks and Lavatories: the Architecture of Privacy

By: Planel, Philippe

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Step through the doorway of your own home and discover its fascinating past. Today we jealously guard our privacy, but in previous centuries living was much more communal. How has this change been reflected in the layout and furnishings of houses? How has the single-room hut of prehistoric times evolved into the house of today, each room with its own function? Discover how the medieval hall has shrunk to an entrance lobby; why bathrooms only became common in houses after the late 19th century; why separate servants' quarters and staircases were created; why three-legged stools were more popular than four-legged ones; and how labor-saving devices have transformed the home. This is a fascinating look at how our homes have evolved over the centuries; part of the English Heritage Gatekeeper Series. Includes an index. Illustrated in full color with french flaps. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Title: Locks and Lavatories: the Architecture of Privacy

Author: Planel, Philippe

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings

Categories: Homes,

Publisher: Swindon, United Kingdom, English Heritage: 2000

ISBN: 1850747245

ISBN 13: 9781850747246

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 002907

Keywords: Architecture Town Planning Domestic Design Privacy Homes House Technology 30,