The Making of Home

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The holiday season brings to mind images of home -- and gathering with friends and family around the dinner table, or the fire in low-lit living rooms. But what does home really mean? And when is a house not a home?

Extended families used to do everything together under one roof; curtains offended Lutherans, and window panes were packed up for the holidays. These are just some of the revelations in Judith Flanders’ new book, The Making of Home. She talks about how the 500 year quest for more privacy and more creature comforts has changed the way we live.

Credits

Guest:
Judith Flanders - Social historian and author - @JudithFlanders

Host:
Frances Anderton

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Avishay Artsy