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Comfort in the eighteenth-century country house

Title
Comfort in the eighteenth-century country house / Jon Stobart.
ISBN
9781032072913
1032072911
9781032072920
103207292X
9781003206361
9781000438642
9781000438741
Publication
New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
x, 308 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Stobart, Jon, 1966- Comfort in the eighteenth-century country house New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 22, 2022
Series
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century cultures and societies.
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century cultures and societies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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