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A home, or domicile, is a space used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, group or family. It is a fully or semi sheltered space and can have both interior and exterior aspects to it. Homes provide sheltered spaces for instance rooms, where domestic activity can be performed such as sleeping, preparing food, eating and hygiene as well as providing spaces for work and leisure such as remote working, studying and playing. Physical forms of homes can be static such as a house or an apartment, mobile such as a houseboat, trailer or yurt or digital such as virtual space. The aspect of ‘home’ can be considered across scales, from the micro scale showcasing the most intimate spaces of the individual dwelling and direct surrounding area to the macro scale of the geographic area such as town, village, city, country or planet.

A principle of constitutional law in many countries, related to the right to privacy enshrined in article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the inviolability of the home as an individual's place of shelter and refuge.

The concept of ‘home’ has been researched and theorized across disciplines - topics ranging from the idea of home, the interior, the psyche, liminal space, contested space to gender and politics. Such topics can be found in the writings of Gaston Bachelard, Jean Baudrillard, Mrs Isabella Beeton, Pierre Bourdieu, Beatriz Colomina, Le Corbusier, Mary Douglas, Diana Fuss, Dolores Hayden, Martin Heidegger, Henri Lefebvre, Edith Wharton amongst many others. Discussions of home can help better understand and challenge perceptions of self and the extension of self.

Places of residence do not necessarily correlate with associations to the home; the home consists of a physical space as well as an emotional and psychological relationship, where memory, comfort, activity and familiarity are some of the many important factors in the construction of home. Amongst being a space of domestic activity the home in the 21st century has appropriated new meanings with the advance of technology, therefore enabling multiple activities to be performed within a singular space. The home blurs boundaries of the domestic, the professional and the leisurely and conceptually becomes an amorphous space.

The home as a concept expands beyond residence as contemporary lifestyles and technological advances redefine the way the global population lives and works.

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La  Flûte lui tint lieu de Lyre chez Admète (The Flute took the place of the Lyre at the home of Admetus)

La Flûte lui tint lieu de Lyre chez Admète (The Flute took the place ...

after Hubert François Bourguignon d'Anville, called Gravelot, painter, draughtsman, engraver, 1699-1773 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Gravelot, Hubert François Bourguignon d'... More

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige Staatsi van een' Bruid, die naâr 't Huiz haares Mans gevoerd word (Procession of a newlywed who comes to the home of her husband)

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige ...

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Recto: top center: (banner in sky, in French) PROCESSION d’une nouvelle MARIÉE qui se rend chez son MARI ; l. l.: J. v. Schley sculp. ; bottom c... More

National military home. Hampton, Va.

National military home. Hampton, Va.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Endicott & Co.

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - assualt on Kira Yoshinaka's home - pursuing the guards]

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - assualt on Kira Yoshina...

Print shows a scene during the attack on Kira Yoshinaka's home by the 47 rōnin, with the samurai chasing Kira's guards into the house. Title devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-spon... More

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - assualt on Kira Yoshinaka's home - pursuing the guards and searching for Kira]

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - assualt on Kira Yoshina...

Print shows a scene during the attack on Kira Yoshinaka's home by the 47 rōnin, with the samurai chasing Kira's guards and searching the grounds. Title devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichi... More

Mount Vernon, home of Washington

Mount Vernon, home of Washington

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Sinclair, Thomas S.

Home sweet home - Print, Library of Congress collection

Home sweet home - Print, Library of Congress collection

After Jerome Thompson. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Frye.

Firemen's register, our home protectors

Firemen's register, our home protectors

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Fuller Bros.

The 1984 painting "Matilda Lockhart Comes Home," by artist Lee Herring, displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

The 1984 painting "Matilda Lockhart Comes Home," by artist Lee Herring...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

Hartford Fire Insurance Company's home office

Hartford Fire Insurance Company's home office

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Orr, Louis.

Boney bringing home the truth from Spain, British Cartoon Print

Boney bringing home the truth from Spain, British Cartoon Print

Print shows Napoleon assuring his subjects, who have animal faces, that all is well in Spain; one animal/man wonders why Napoleon fails to mention his brother, Joseph Bonaparte, whom he installed on the Spanish... More

[Home of Lord Timothy Dexter, Newburyport, Massachusetts with wooden statues on pillars and passersby enjoying the view]

[Home of Lord Timothy Dexter, Newburyport, Massachusetts with wooden s...

(DLC/PP-1996:023.96) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 682. Erroneously inscribed below image: "John Rubens Smith, pinxt" before leaving England some time before 1807.... See also: PGA - Bufford View of ...... More

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and smaller houses, outbuildings, and perhaps a slave cabin]

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and...

Title devised by Library staff. Preliminary sketch on verso. Includes puncture holes around the edges where paper was fastened to a board. Watermark with a large fleur de lis with W. Philadelphia Print Shop Inv... More

Our country ..... home industry. [Cut] Manufacturers and mechanics. Your enemies have rallied under the banner of Gen. Jackson-the same man whom they a few days since declared a tyrant and a murderer.  One of their avowed objects is a repeal of

Our country ..... home industry. [Cut] Manufacturers and mechanics. Yo...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 117, Folder 13.

American Theatre, in Mercer-Street, in the rear of 1 Mile Stone, Broadway. Positively the last night! Mr. Hewlett ... On Monday the 24th of March, Mr. Hewlett will be at home in the following: Part 1st--Songs ... Part 2d ... La diligence ... Par

American Theatre, in Mercer-Street, in the rear of 1 Mile Stone, Broad...

Cancel slip over date: On Friday the 21st of March.; 1. Hewlett.; On verso: Gift Edith L. Yonge, Feb. 4, 1965. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and... More

Our country . . . home industry

Our country . . . home industry

An anti-Jackson broadside issued during the 1824 presidential election campaign. The text strongly criticizes Jackson's anti-tariff platform and condemns him and William Coleman as advocates of British interes... More

Home industry, the most direct road to national prosperity. [183-?].

Home industry, the most direct road to national prosperity. [183-?].

Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 56, Folder 45.

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. "Adopted as authentic by Old Salem Chautauqua Association, 1909." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 176 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... More

My Early Home. Book illustration from Library of Congress

My Early Home. Book illustration from Library of Congress

LOT subdivision subject: Log Cabins. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Published and copyrighted by Oliver Ditson; lithograph by Thayer & Co., Lith., Boston.

[Full page of The Illustrated London News, Christmas Supplement, 1848, showing 2 scenes: 1) The Christmas Holly Cart  [street peddlar selling] 2) Fetching home the Christmas dinner [from bakery]

[Full page of The Illustrated London News, Christmas Supplement, 1848,...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1848. Reference copy may be in LOT 4446. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Street vendors; Gt. Brit. Hist. 1848; Holiday... More

The dearest spot on earth to me is home, sweet home. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, N. Y

The dearest spot on earth to me is home, sweet home. H. De Marsan, Pub...

Also includes: Welcome, welcome home. By J. R. Thomas. In English. (language)

Infirmary. Dr. Sherrill has taken a house with good and airy rooms pleasantly situated at 540 Hudson St. New Y. and fitted up an institution often desired by those who have not a regular home ... [New York 185-?].

Infirmary. Dr. Sherrill has taken a house with good and airy rooms ple...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 37.

Home sweet home. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 60 Chatham St., N. Y

Home sweet home. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 60 Chatham St., N. Y

Also includes: My boyhood's home. In English. (language)

Home, sweet home. Andrews', Printer, 38 Chatham St., N.Y

Home, sweet home. Andrews', Printer, 38 Chatham St., N.Y

Also includes: My boyhood's home. In English. (language)

The dearest spot on earth to me is home, sweet home. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 60 Chatham Street, N. Y

The dearest spot on earth to me is home, sweet home. H. De Marsan, Pub...

Also includes: Welcome, welcome home. By J. R. Thomas. In English. (language)

[The return home] / Lalanne ; Maxime Lalanne inv. & sc.

[The return home] / Lalanne ; Maxime Lalanne inv. & sc.

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on plate. No. LC 1041.

Jenny Lind's Home Sweet Home

Jenny Lind's Home Sweet Home

Music cover showing man and a woman holding a child outside a house. LOT subdivision subject: Daily Life. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by S. W. Chandler & Bro.,... More

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., Phila.

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., ...

Two Native Americans watch as Pilgrims come ashore.

Do they miss me at home?

Do they miss me at home?

LOT subdivision subject: Eating and Drinking. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Copyright by Oliver Ditson. Lithograph by Thayer & Co., Lith, Boston.

Sweet home

Sweet home

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, In the Cleck's office in the District Court of the United States for the District of Ohio. (Copyright) Full title of book, "Deu... More

What is home without a mother

What is home without a mother

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

A new and complete rail road map of the United States compiled from reliable sources by William Perris, C.E. & Surveyor, New York; presented by the Home Insurance Company.

A new and complete rail road map of the United States compiled from re...

Map of the eastern half of the United States showing cities, state boundaries, "finished railroads," and "railroads in progress." Scale ca. 1:4,500,000. LC Railroad maps, 35 Description derived from published b... More

Viva l'America. Home of the free

Viva l'America. Home of the free

An illustrated cover for a patriotic song sheet. The iconography of the illustration, like the song, has militaristic overtones. On a large shield in the center of the composition perches an eagle. Rays of ligh... More