A Home Of Her Own by Nancy R. HillerA Home Of Her Own by Nancy R. Hiller

A Home Of Her Own

byNancy R. HillerEditorKendall Foreword By Patricia Poore. Photographs By KendallForeword byPatricia Poore

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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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 ...
Title:A Home Of Her OwnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 11 × 9 × 1.1 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253223539

ISBN - 13:9780253223531

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Patricia Poore

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

Editorial Reviews

"Hiller charts the stories of 18 women for whom a house is more than just a roof over their heads. The tales of how these women managed to create distinctive spaces in the face of (and often spurred by) life's challenges are as relatable as they are inspiring. Although the accompanying photos exude an almost effortless grace, Hiller's text drives home an important restoration lesson: It won't be quick or easy, but it will be worth it." -Old House Journal