The Place of Home

English domestic environments, 1914-2000

By Alison Ravetz, Professor Alison Ravetz, R. Turkington

© 1995 – Routledge

252 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415514262
pub: 2011-11-18
US Dollars$54.95
Hardback: 9780419179801
pub: 1995-09-07
US Dollars$200.00

About the Book

**This book was originally printed as a hardback in 1995. The paperback released in 2011 is a reprint of the original**

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.


"The Place of Home will prove an invaluable foundational text and reference tool, which deservedly should continue to have prominence in published scholarship on this subject…engaging and interesting as well as informative…a great deal of relevant evidence within a lively, cogent and concise narrative is a noteworthy strength of the book overall." – Planning Perspectives

Table of Contents

Introduction. The suburban home. Flats and maisonettes. The survival of the pre-1914 house. At homes in `Homes': institutional living. Self-help and alternative housing. The technology of the home. Rooms. Gardens and external space. The Changing experience of the home. Bibliography. Index.

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  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies


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