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Comfort in the eighteenth-century country house

"Country houses were grand statements of power and status, but they were also places where people lived. This book outlines traces the changes in layout, the new technologies, and the innovations in furniture that made them more convenient and comfortable. It argues that these material changes...

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Main Author: Stobart, Jon (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Book
Language:English
Published: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2022
Series:Routledge studies in eighteenth-century cultures and societies
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Online Access:Inhaltsverzeichnis
Related Items:Erscheint auch als: Comfort in the eighteenth-century country house
Author Notes:Jon Stobart
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Summary:"Country houses were grand statements of power and status, but they were also places where people lived. This book outlines traces the changes in layout, the new technologies, and the innovations in furniture that made them more convenient and comfortable. It argues that these material changes were just one aspect of comfort in the country house: feeling comfortable was just as important as being comfortable. Achieving this involved the comfort and solace to be found in daily routines, religious faith and, above all, relationships with family and friends. Such emotional comforts, and the attachment to things and places that embodied and memorialized them, made country houses into homes"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:x, 308 Seiten Illustrationen, Pläne
ISBN:9781032072913
9781032072920