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The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities & Design in Early Modern Britain & Early America

John E. Crowley
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0801864372 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Part I Traditional Architectural Amenity
  • Chapter 1 Commodious Comfort: Hall and Hearth, Chamber and Chimney 3
  • Chapter 2 Civil Comfort: Mansion Houses 45
  • Chapter 3 Colonial Comfort: Vernacular and Elegant Options 79
  • Part II From Luxury to Comfort
  • Chapter 4 Decent Comfort: Candles and Mirrors 111
  • Chapter 5 Convenient Comfort: Political Economy 141
  • Chapter 6 Enlightened Comfort: Stoves and Lamps 171
  • Part III Landscape of Comfort
  • Chapter 7 Picturesque Comfort: The Cottage 203
  • Chapter 8 Healthy Comfort: The Piazza 230
  • Chapter 9 Gendered Comfort: House Design Books 260.
Description
xi, 361 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • "Notes": p. 293-347.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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