By Daniel Jütte (Jutte)

Exploring a bankruptcy within the cultural heritage of the West no longer but probed, The Strait Gate demonstrates how doorways, gates, and similar applied sciences similar to the foremost and the lock have formed the way in which we understand and navigate the family and concrete areas that encompass us in our daily lives. Jütte unearths how doorways have served as websites of strength, exclusion, and inclusion, in addition to metaphors for salvation during Western heritage. greater than the other components of the home, doorways are gadgets onto which we undertaking our rules of, and anxieties approximately, protection, privateness, and shelter.

Drawing on quite a lot of archival, literary, and visible resources, in addition to on study literature throughout numerous disciplines and languages, this ebook can pay specific realization to the background of the practices that experience built over the centuries in an effort to deal with and regulate doorways in daily life.

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