The American Idea of Home Gives an Inside Look at Architectural Motives

“Home is an idea, a social construct, a story we tell ourselves about who we are and who we want closest in our midst,” writes Meghan Daum in her foreword to Bernard Friedman’s The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design. The new book—published by University of Texas Press—gives readers a peek inside the design process of America’s most well-known and up-and-coming architects, as well as the field’s foremost commentators.