The elements of a home : the curious histories behind everyday household objects, from pillows to forks

by Azzarito, Amy,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Do-It-Yourself: Home 643 Azz
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Do-It-Yourself: Home
 
Call Number  643 Azz
 
 
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 gift for anyone who loves history, design, or d├ęcor
* 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 as a housewarming or wedding gift, or 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
Contents
Welcome home
Bathtub
Billiard table
Bookshelf
Candles
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
Wreaths and garland.

Additional Information
Subjects House furnishings -- History.
Interior decoration -- History.
Home -- History.
Curiosities and wonders.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :Chronicle Books LLC,2020
Language English
Description 223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781452178721
1452178720
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