The Elements of a Home

£7.99
ITEM CODE: 25675
4.3/5
Discover the curious histories and surprising stories behind more than 60 household objects, sure to make you think differently about the everyday items you covet and use. From the...
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Discover the curious histories and surprising stories behind more than 60 household objects, sure to make you think differently about the everyday items you covet and use. From the bathtub and doorknocker to the rocking chair and wineglass; an entertaining narrative by American design historian Amy Azzarito explores the international development and changing tastes behind each object. Taking in the rituals of Ancient Egypt, the Court of Louis XIV, George Washington’s America, Victorian industry, 20th-century mass media, and much more. Learn intriguing trivia, including why 14th century Parisians were banned from playing cards on weekdays, which Ancient Greek artisan created tiles that emulated an unswept floor, and Charlemagne’s party trick with an asbestos tablecloth.
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Hardback
21 x 16cm
224 pages
Includes black-and-white illustrations
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Reviews
Overall product rating 4.3/5
03 August 2021
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A nice book for those interested in the origins of everyday things. A good book to dip in and out of, written from an American perspective, which might jar with some people.
13 July 2021
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It will be ideal as a present
12 July 2021
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The book is well-presented and interesting but not outstanding - useful as a coffee table book or on a bedside table for overnight visitors to dip into.