Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and homes.
How does the structure resonate with us, whether due to the materials used, or the small or vast spaces within?
Lurie has returned with The Language of Houses, a provocative and entertaining journey through the architecture of houses and buildings and the divided spaces within that come to reflect the attitudes and purposes of the organizations and people who inhabit them.
“Alison Lurie, in her lucid, jargon-free way, allows us to read what architecture is saying. Anyone who is building or decorating a house or office will benefit from her helpful analysis. She has culled the best ideas from a vast secondary literature and passed it all through the sieve of her brilliant mind.”