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

The Age of Comfort

When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began

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Published: 1st July 2009
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A critically acclaimed historian of France and French culture identifies the moment in modern history when informality and comfort first became priorities, causing a sudden transformation in the worlds of architecture and interior decoration that would last for centuries.

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.

ISBN: 9781608191352
ISBN-10: 1608191354
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA