The Place of Home

The Place of Home

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A comprehensive and in-depth history of the 20th century English home, how it has been created, and how it works for people. It focuses on the various influences bearing on the development of domestic space since 1914 and covers both design and housing policy. Current debates from participation to co-operative housing are examined and several themes not previously brought together are linked, e.g. urban development/house design; technology at home/women and home; social meaning of home.After nationalization, under the 1947 Electricity Act, wiring speeded up so rapidly that by 1951 nearly 90 per cent of homes were connected. ... that it was an unwise householder who did not keep a torch and card of fuse wire handy for this not infrequent event. The 30 amp socket could take any size of appliance without risk.

Title:The Place of Home
Author:Alison Ravetz, Professor Alison Ravetz, R. Turkington
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-24


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