House as a Mirror of Self

House as a Mirror of Self

House as a Mirror of Self:
Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home.
by Clare Cooper Marcus. Foreword by James Yandell, M.D., Ph.D.

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House as a Mirror of Self is an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. It is not about architecture, or decorating styles, or real estate, but about the more subtle bonds of feeling we experience with dwellings past and present.

At the base of this book is a very simple, yet frequently overlooked premise: notably, that as we change and grow throughout our lives, our psychological development is punctuated not only by meaningful emotional relationships with people, but also by close affective ties with a number of significant physical environments, beginning in childhood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes; power struggles in making a home together with a partner; territory, control, and privacy at home; self-image and location; disruptions in the bonding with home; and beyond the “house as ego” to the call of the soul. As our culture becomes swept up in home improvement to the extent of having a TV network dedicated to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do.

2006.
ISBN: 0-89254-124-5
320 Pages, 7″ x 9″. Paperback.
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House as a Mirror of Self