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The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities & Design in Early Modern Britain & Early America

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The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities & Design in Early Modern Britain & Early America - Crowley, John E, Professor
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How did our modern ideas of physical well-being originate? As John Crowley demonstrates in The Invention of Comfort, changes in sensible technology owed a great deal to fashion-conscious elites discovering dis comfort in surroundings they earlier had felt to be satisfactory. Written in an engaging style that will appeal to historians and material culture specialists as well as to general readers, this pathbreaking work brings together such disparate topics of analysis as climate, fire, food, clothing, the senses, and ...

The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities & Design in Early Modern Britain & Early America 2003, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801873157

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The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities and Design in Early Modern Britain and Early America 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801864377

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