Over the course of the past century, the kitchen, more than any
other room in the modern dwelling, has been the focus of intensive
aesthetic and technological innovation. Historically, European and
American kitchens were often drab, poorly ventilated, and hidden
from view in a basement or annex. Toward the end of the nineteenth
century, however, the kitchen became a central concern of modernism
and a testing ground for new materials and technologies.... more...