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Author Azzarito, Amy
Title The Elements of a Home [ebook] : Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks
Publisher La Vergne : Chronicle Books LLC, 2020
Descript 1 online resource (229 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record
Contents 9781452179025_WEB.pdf -- Cover -- Title -- Dedication -- Copyright -- Contents -- Welcome Home -- Bathtub -- Billiard Table -- Bookshelf -- Candle -- Canopy Bed -- Chaise Longue -- Champagne Coupe -- Chess Set -- Chiavari Chair -- Chopsticks -- Clock -- Cocktail Shaker -- Crystal Chandelier -- Curule Chair -- Deck Chair -- Desk -- Dollhouse -- Door, Knocker, and Knob -- Duvet -- Fireplace -- Flokati Rug -- Floral Centerpiece -- Fork -- Front Porch -- Glass Window -- Globe -- Ice Bucket -- Incense -- Jewelry Box -- Jib Door -- Lock and Key -- Louis XVI Chair -- Mattress -- Mirror -- Monogram
Napkin -- Parquet Floor -- Piano -- Picnic Basket -- Pillow -- Plate -- Playing Cards -- Potpourri -- Punch Bowl -- Rocking Chair -- Rose -- Shower -- Sofa -- Spoon -- Tablecloth -- Tassel -- Teapot -- Tented Room -- Tile -- Tolix Marais A Chair -- Topiary -- Trestle Table -- Turkish and Persian Rugs -- Vase -- Wallpaper -- Windsor Chair -- Wineglass -- Wreath and Garland -- Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- ElementsOfAHome_ENDS.pdf -- 9781452179025_WEB -- Chronicle Ebooks
Summary The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and absorbing trivia, this captivating collection is a treasure trove of curiosities. With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water'plus so much more. A charming book for anyone who loves history, design, or decor Readers discover tales from every nook and cranny of a home. Entries feature historical details from locations all over the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. As a design historian and former managing editor of Design*Sponge, author Amy Azzarito has crafted an engaging, whimsical history of the household objects you've never thought twice about. The result is a fascinating book filled with tidbits from a wide range of cultures and places about the history of domestic luxury. Filled with lovely illustrations by Alice Pattullo Perfect for anyone who adores interior design, trivia, history, and unique facts Great for those who enjoyed The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer, An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
Subject House furnishings -- History
Interior decoration -- History
Home -- History
Curiosities and wonders
Electronic books
Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 1452179026

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