CRAN Symposium 2014: Traditions of Home
Learn about traditional domestic symbols that have been part of home design throughout the centuries.
Join Witold Rybczynski on a tour of the history and customs of Western home traditions. You'll explore practicality vs. custom, fashion vs. comfort, and how certain elements have maintained a persistent presence well into modern 21st century life.
- Examine the difference between passing domestic fashions, established custom, and deeply-rooted cultural traditions such as privacy and comfort.
- Understand the deep historical roots of privacy and comfort in the home and how they have affected house design.
- Track the origin of longstanding domestic symbols such as the threshold, the front door, the porch, and the hearth.
- Learn how art can be used as a tool to understanding the evolution of domestic decor, furnishings, and functional arrangements in the home.