The Resource To make a house a home : four generations of American women and the houses they lived in, Jane Davison and Lesley Davison

To make a house a home : four generations of American women and the houses they lived in, Jane Davison and Lesley Davison

Label
To make a house a home : four generations of American women and the houses they lived in
Title
To make a house a home
Title remainder
four generations of American women and the houses they lived in
Statement of responsibility
Jane Davison and Lesley Davison
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American women's relationship with their homes has always been central to their lives. In 1980 Jane Davison published a book that so brilliantly illuminated this relationship and how it had changed in this century that it immediately became a classic. That superb, timeless work is presented here in a new edition containing more than seventy-five remarkable photographs and a chapter by Lesley Davison that brings into the 1990s the lively, insightful exploration her mother began." "Drawing on such diverse and entertaining sources as family diaries, women's magazines, and popular literature, the Davisons move from the specific to the general, from personal reflection to architectural philosophy to sociological analysis, with remarkable grace." "At the turn of the century, when Jane Davison's grandmother was a young bride, a middle-class woman ruled proudly over her suburban house. Overseeing a host of children and servants, she strove to make her home a spiritual sanctuary for her family. In the thirties and forties, Davison's mother reigned over a diminished, more lonely empire. The scientific revolution of the twenties had swept into the home, innumerable appliances had taken the place of servants, and the housewife tried now to be an efficient manager. Despite these changes, home was still "a woman's happy duty." But as a housewife herself in the sixties and seventies, Jane Davison, like many women, questioned - and then rejected - the close identification of self with house. Lesley Davison examines the surprising changes in what members of a fourth generation of women think and feel about their homes." "Complemented by a rich array of photographs that reflect the changing ideals and realities of the housewife's life, this is a masterful study of the American dream of the single-family home and the economic, social, and psychological impact it has had on women."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davison, Jane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.D322 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davison, Lesley
  • Davison, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Housewives
  • Women
  • Home
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Femmes au foyer
  • Femmes
  • Foyer
  • Architecture domestique
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Home
  • Housewives
  • Manners and customs
  • Women
  • Frau
  • Hauswirtschaft
  • Wohnungseinrichtung
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
Label
To make a house a home : four generations of American women and the houses they lived in, Jane Davison and Lesley Davison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. of: Fall of a doll's house. 1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Runing away from home -- 2. Over the river and to the woods, 1990-1907 -- 3. Home feeling, 1907-1920 -- 4. Good housekeeping, 1920-1930 -- 5. Our mothers' tasteful homes, 1930-1950 -- 6. Another view of my mother's mother -- 7. Overdeveloping and underachieving, 1950-1960 -- 8. The fall of a doll's house, 1960-1976 -- 9. A new lease -- 10. Generation of renters, 1980-1994
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780679422457
Lccn
93034908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29027246
  • (OCoLC)ocm29027246
Label
To make a house a home : four generations of American women and the houses they lived in, Jane Davison and Lesley Davison
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. of: Fall of a doll's house. 1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Runing away from home -- 2. Over the river and to the woods, 1990-1907 -- 3. Home feeling, 1907-1920 -- 4. Good housekeeping, 1920-1930 -- 5. Our mothers' tasteful homes, 1930-1950 -- 6. Another view of my mother's mother -- 7. Overdeveloping and underachieving, 1950-1960 -- 8. The fall of a doll's house, 1960-1976 -- 9. A new lease -- 10. Generation of renters, 1980-1994
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780679422457
Lccn
93034908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29027246
  • (OCoLC)ocm29027246

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