That's a very interesting question. I;ve myself always wondered how the "drawing room" came about in the English house, until I was told one day that it is in fact the "withdrawing" room shortened, and it was a room into which the women withdrew when the men were in the living room entertaining guests. But don't take my word for it: best to get this verified.
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Subject: The History of 'Modern Flat'
Hope you are all fine.
I am looking for references about the history and the emergence of the
In the worldwide, how did the first flats appear and how was the housing
standardized into flats?
And how did the idea of considering the human needs as 'living room',
'bedroom', 'deskroom', etc. and seperating so evolved?
I am looking for the consequences of this story related with the social
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