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Introduction

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Establishes the theoretical framework for the book, and clarifies its aims and purposes.


The Ordinary Postwar House

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Establishes a basic understanding of the desirable aspects of an ordinary house plan from the postwar period.


Magazine Lessons: Publishing the Lexicon of White Domesticity

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

A detailed and in-depth analysis of the role played by text and images in selected postwar shelter, trade, and popular magazines, and their contribution to the production of a cultural iconography ... More


Private Worlds: The Spatial Contours of Exclusion and Privilege

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Examines privacy as a design imperative that received abundant publicity in the design and popular literature of the period, asking why the concept received such a high degree of attention and what ... More


The Home Show: Televising the Postwar House

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter analyzes early television programs that utilized talk-show formats to promote specific features of middle-class domesticity and postwar house design. It focuses primarily on NBC’s HOME ... More


Designing the Yard: Gardens, Property, and Landscape

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

By examining specific aspects that include lawns, fences, and indoor/outdoor design, this chapter studies ordinary postwar yards/gardens as domestic spaces that equally contributed, but in unique ... More


Built-ins and Closets: Status, Storage, and Display

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Examines the ways postwar homeowners were urged to store and display their new possessions, and the crucial links forged by tastemakers, publishers, and designers between the appropriate display of ... More


Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the development of the deep inequalities that have existed (and continue to exist) in the U.S. housing market by looking closely at some ... More


Household Goods: Purchasing and Consuming Identity

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Postwar homeowners consumed–and had more potential to consume—material goods than had previous generations of Americans, yet newly constructed postwar houses generally contained less storage than had ... More


Rendered Whiteness: Architectural Drawings and Graphics

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Analyzing specific representational techniques, this chapter examines the architectural renderings of postwar houses published in popular and shelter magazines to understand the ways they formulated ... More


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