Culture & comfort : people, parlors, and upholstery, 1850-1930 (Book, 1988) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Culture & comfort : people, parlors, and upholstery, 1850-1930

Author: Katherine C Grier; Strong Museum.
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Strong Museum ; Amherst, Mass. : Distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, ©1988.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grier, Katherine C., 1953-
Culture & comfort.
Rochester, N.Y. : Strong Museum ; Amherst, Mass. : Distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)743371295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine C Grier; Strong Museum.
ISBN: 0940365014 9780940365018 0870236644 9780870236648
OCLC Number: 18221218
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Strong Museum, Sept. 8, 1988 to Jan. 16, 1989.
Description: x, 339 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: symbols and sensibility --
Imagining the parlor --
The comfortable theater: parlor making in the middle-class Victorian household, 1850-1910 --
"Orthodox as the hymn book": the rhetoric of parlor furnishing, 1850-1910 --
Bodily comfort and spring-seat upholstery --
The quest for refinement: reconstructing the aesthetics of upholstery, 1850-1910 --
Comfort and glitter: popular taste for French and Turkish upholstery, 1875-1910 --
Parlor suites and lounges: culture and comfort in factory-made seating furniture --
Window and door drapery: creating the comfortable theater --
Making do: homemade and recycled upholstery --
Victorianism in the modern era: at home in the living room, 1910-1930.
Other Titles: Culture and comfort.
Responsibility: Katherine C. Grier.
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