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Be Seated: A Book About Chairs

Be Seated: A Book About Chairs

by James Cross Giblin

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Carolyn Phelan
As in his books on windows and eating utensils, Giblin takes a seemingly ordinary topic, researches its history in different cultures, and shows it in a new light, revealing fascinating details set in a solid framework of information. Beginning with cultures that traditionally have not included chairs in their homes, he follows the development of stools, thrones, and chairs through ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome; the revival of furniture making in Europe after the Dark Ages; the development of the chair in America; the story of the Golden Stool of the Ashanti; and modern designers' chairs as sculpture and furniture. Appearing throughout the book, black-and-white photographs show actual stools and chairs as well as paintings and sculptures that include seated figures. Good design, good look, good book.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st ed
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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