House Thinking by Winifred Gallagher
A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live

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Ethan Allen and HGTV may have plenty to say about making a home look right, but what makes a home feel right? In House Thinking, journalist and cultural critic Winifred Gallagher takes the reader on a psychological tour of the American home. By drawing on the latest research in behavioral science, an overview of cultural history, and interviews with leading architects and designers, she shows us not only how our homes reflect who we are but also how they influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

How does your entryway prime you for experiencing your home? What makes a bedroom a sensual oasis? How can your bathroom exacerbate your worst fears? House Thinking addresses provocative questions like these, enabling us to understand the homes we've made for ourselves in a unique and powerful new way. It is an eye-opening look at how we live . . . and how we could live.

 

About Winifred Gallagher

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Winifred Gallagher is the author of House Thinking, Just the Way You Are (a New York Times Notable Book), Working on God, and Spiritual Genius. She has written for numerous publications, including Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. She lives in Manhattan and Dubois, Wyoming.
 
Published February 7, 2006 by Harper. 352 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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Between chapters, she inserts brief essays about her own home and the changes she made once she began examining it from an environmental-behavioral point of view, a technique that goes far towards reassuring the reader that making one’s house more you-reflective and more user-friendly is no big d...

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The fact is, most people don't think about how things look without thinking about — well, that's the problem.

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I spend my days examining, room by room, how we live — "house thinking," as Winifred Gallagher would have it.

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