The Strait Gate Hardback

Thresholds and Power in Western History

by Daniel Jutte;

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The Strait Gate

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Exploring a chapter in the cultural history of the West not yet probed, The Strait Gate demonstrates how doors, gates and related technologies such as the key and the lock have shaped the way we percieve and navigate the domestic and urban spaces that surround us in our everyday lives. Jutte reveals how doors have served as sites of power, exclusion, and inclusion, as well as metaphors for salvation in the course of Western history. More than any other partsof the house, doors are objects onto which we project our ideas of, and anxieties about, security, privacy, and shelter. Drawing on a wide range of archival, literary, and visual sources, as well as on research literature across various disciplines and languages, this book pays particular attention to the history of the practices that have developed over the centuries in order to handle and control doors in everyday life.

The Strait Gate by Daniel Jutte was published by Yale University Press in September 2015. The ISBN for The Strait Gate is 9780300211085.

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Details for The Strait Gate

Page last updated 27th April 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (September 2015)
Number of Pages384
Thickness25 mm
Height210 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4325411
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