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The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began

Joan DeJean
Format
Book
Published
New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781596914056 (hardcover), 159691405X (hardcover)
Contents
  • A short history of modern comfort
  • An architecture of comfort
  • The bathroom
  • The flush toilet
  • Heating
  • Easy seats
  • Convenience furniture
  • 1735 : architect-designed seating begins
  • The original interior decorators and the comfortable room
  • The bedroom
  • The boudoir
  • Dressing for comfort
  • The fabric of their lives
  • The comfortable body
  • Coda : l'art de vivre.
Description
295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
HathiTrust shared print program 2017.
Technical Details
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