For some, home is simply a place to eat, sleep, and store possessions. For others, home offers intimate and rewarding opportunities for self-expression, becoming a reflection of taste, values, and even identity. The activities of constructing and maintaining a home can provide a sense of existential purpose, of belonging to a particular place along with others who have cared for that place before.
Illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, A Home of Her Own showcases a wide variety of homes and tells the stories of their making.
Nancy R. Hiller is a cabinetmaker and owner and principal designer at NR Hiller Design, Inc. She is author of The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History (IUP, 2009) and has published in numerous period design and woodworking magazines, including American Bungalow, Old House Interiors, and Fine Woodworking. Kendall Reeves is a professional photographer and owner of Spectrum Studio, Inc., in Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books include Bloomington: A Contemporary Portrait and Terre Haute: Crossroads of America. Patricia Poore is a magazine editor and former publisher. She was owner and editor of Old-House Journal for twenty years and also founded GARBAGE, Old-House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes, and Early Homes magazines.
Foreword by Patricia Poore Acknowledgments Introduction 1. A Painter's Haven 2. Trading Up 3. A House of Stone 4. Coming Home 5. Staying Home 6. A May-December Romance 7. Small Is Beautiful 8. Serial Monogamy 9. Thinking Inside the Box 10. Gratification Delayed 11. Love Lost, Then Found 12. Turn-of-the-Century Townhouse 13. Holding the World Together 14. Tenth Time's a Charm 15. Diverging from the Script 16. A Preference for Lawyers 17. Occupying Space 18. Home on the Range Bibliography