The age of comfort: when Paris discovered casual--and the modern home began

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This remarkable history of late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century France introduces the age when comfort became a new ideal. Home life, formerly characterized by stiff formality, was revolutionized by the simultaneous introduction of the sofa (a radical invitation to recline or converse), the original living rooms, and the very concept of private bedrooms and bathrooms, with far-reaching effects on the way people lived and related to one another. DeJean highlights the revolutionary ideas-and the bold personalities behind them-that fomented change in the home and beyond, providing new insight into the household habits and creature comforts we often take for granted.

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subject_facet Design -- France -- Paris -- History -- 17th century, Design -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century, Design -- Human factors -- France -- Paris, Human comfort -- France -- Paris, Interior architecture -- France -- Paris -- History -- 17th century, Interior architecture -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century
table_of_contents A short history of modern comfort -- An architecture of comfort -- The bathroom -- The flush toilet -- Heating -- Easy seats -- Convenience furniture -- The first celebrity sofa -- The invention of interior decoration -- The bedroom -- The boudoir -- Dressing for comfort -- The fabric of their lives -- The comfortable body -- Coda : l'art de vivre.
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title The age of comfort : when Paris discovered casual--and the modern home began
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title_full The age of comfort : when Paris discovered casual--and the modern home began / Joan DeJean
title_short The age of comfort :
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title_sub when Paris discovered casual--and the modern home began