The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak To Us.

First Edition of Alison Lurie's The Language of Houses; Signed by Her

The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak To Us.

LURIE, Alison.


Item Number: 60046

New York: Delphinium Books, 2014.

First edition of this provocative and entertaining journey through the architecture of houses and buildings. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Alison Lurie on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Karen Sung. Jacket design by Greg Mortimer.

“The Language of Houses…. makes a powerful argument that how we choose to order the space we live and work in reveals far more about us.… full of mischievous apercus, and Ms. Lurie at her best is bracingly subversive….a mine of adroit observation, uncovering apparently humdrum details to reveal their unexpected, and occasionally poignant, human meaning” (Wall Street Journal).

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