Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have. Real estate has become a form of ayuppie pornography.a Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of Romeo have been replaced by fantasies of remodeling. Even real estate ads are flirtatious in their offers of bedrooms that are sensuous and sinks that are seductive. Thus the house you live in, like the partner you choose, can be everything from your beloved to your dream to a status symbol trophy. Marjorie Garber has fashioned a uniquely fascinating book that is as provocative as it is pleasurable, as erudite as it is entertaining, one sure to make readers consider more closely the rooms in which they live. From the Trade Paperback edition.Not only are the kitchen and the bathroom the most extravagant rooms in many houses, they are often (as a consequence) the most displayed to visitors. ... with a two-page frontispiece ad from American Standard Plumbing that pictures a romantically candlelit tub, sink, and toilet. ... are solo eventsashe has scathing things to say about amaster bath syndromea and the double sinkabut the bathroom, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Sex and Real Estate|
|Publisher||:||Anchor - 2010-12-15|