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Bathroom (Reaktion Books - Objekt)

Penner, Barbara

Editore: Reaktion Books, 2014
ISBN 10: 1780231938 / ISBN 13: 9781780231938
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Titolo: Bathroom (Reaktion Books - Objekt)

Casa editrice: Reaktion Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The story of the modern bathroom is both one of grand feats of engineering and mass production, and of the unremarkable, mundane and repressed. The most private place in the home, the bathroom is where we perform the most intimate of our daily routines; it is also a space where we take refuge from the outside world. Yet the moment we turn on a tap or flush the toilet, the smallest room is hooked up to the largest of all infrastructural systems: a vast and complex network of pipes, pumps and treatment plants. Bathroom charts the evolution of the bathroom and the habits and lifestyles to which it gave rise. The book considers how and why the bathroom emerged and how it became an international symbol of key modern values - of cleanliness, order and progress. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1780231938

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Riassunto:  Most of us take modern bathrooms for granted?they are an essential part of our homes, but we ignore the complex network of pipes, pumps, and treatment plants that make up indoor plumbing?s infrastructure. Telling the story of one of the world?s greatest feats of engineering and mass production, Bathroom follows the room?s evolution and the lifestyle it enables.   Considering how and why the bathroom emerged, Barbara Penner describes how it became an international symbol of key modern values such as cleanliness, order, and progress. She explores how colonialism, the media, fashion, world expositions, and tourism led to the bathroom being exported across the globe and explains the tensions this process has caused. While Penner investigates bidets, high-tech toilets, cast-iron bathtubs, and walk-in showers, she also ponders the low-tech, sustainable alternatives available to us. Filled with illustrations, Bathroom is an amusing and eye-opening cultural history of one of our most used but overlooked rooms. 

L'autore:   Barbara Penner is a senior lecturer in architectural history at University College London. She is the author of Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America and Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender.

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