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Published by Spector Books.
270 pages.

“How are we to live in a way that is healthy and economical?” One answer to this question was provided by Ernst Jahn’s film of the same name Wie wohnen wir gesund und wirtschaftlich? (1926–28), which showed the kitchen in the Gropius House equipped with all the latest domestic appliances. The Dessau Masters’ houses were not only showcases of “new living” but also places where modern methods of housekeeping could be demonstrated. The publication In Reserve: The Household! takes a documentary approach to this subject, bringing together different viewpoints and perspectives informed by contemporary issues ranging from climate change to dwindling resources. The book is a compilation of essays by internationally renowned anthropologists, economists, artists, architects, historians and cultural studies experts and also contains a wealth of historical documents and photographs.

Regina Bittner, Rosie Cox, Adam Drazin, Katherine Gibson, Rania Ghosn, Hilde Heynen, Maliha Safri, Stefani Bardin, Katja Szymczak
Contributors: Gemma Savio / Chloé Roubert, Irma del Valle, Iris Lacoudre, Alison Hugill, Andres Jaque, Sarah Bonnemaison, Zissis Kotionis / Phoebe Giannisi, Yane Calovski, Mauro Gil-Fournier a.o.