Ideal Homes, 1918-39 : Domestic Design and Suburban Modernism, Hardback Book


This book focuses on the housebuilding boom of the interwar years, when Britain became a nation of homeowners.

It investigates the ways in which ordinary people expressed new class and gender identities through the design, architecture and decoration of interwar homes then and now.

It argues that these 'ideal' homes combine nostalgia for the past and longing for the future resulting in a new specifically suburban modernism. -- .


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 20 colour illustrations, 60 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Architectural structure & design
  • ISBN: 9780719068843



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