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

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


This extraordinary historical past of late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century France introduces the age whilst convenience grew to become a brand new perfect. domestic lifestyles, previously characterised by means of stiff formality, was once revolutionized by way of the simultaneous creation of the couch (a radical invitation to recline or converse), the unique dwelling rooms, and the very proposal of non-public bedrooms and lavatories, with far-reaching results at the approach humans lived and concerning each other. DeJean highlights the innovative ideas―and the daring personalities in the back of them―that fomented switch in the house and past, delivering new perception into the family conduct and creature comforts we regularly take for granted.

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