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Comfort in the Eighteenth-Century Country House

Comfort in the Eighteenth-Century Country House
Author : Jon Stobart
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 327
Release : 2021-08
ISBN 10 : 1003206360
ISBN 13 : 9781003206361
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comfort in the Eighteenth-Century Country House Book Description:

"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"--

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