Public Lecture: Jamie Jacobs
Together, Apart, Casual, Formal
Middle Class Houses and Households at the End of the Postwar Period
September 24, 4:30 pm, 202 Frick Fine Arts
House-starved consumers enthusiastically purchasing compact, minimum houses immediately after World War II could hardly have imagined the refined domestic environments that became widely available less than two decades later. Houses designed at the end of the postwar period combined efficient planning with generous zoning to allow for a range of activities and different styles of living. The eventual establishment of two daytime use zones-one quiet and formal and one active and casual-enshrined a more polished version of casual living as a central component of middle-class domestic life. The emergence of such daytime use zones were an indicator of a significant cultural trend in which "apartness" came to be appreciated as much as "togetherness."
Jamie Jacobs has been with the National Park Service since 2000 and holds a master's degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from George Washington University.
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