Guide to Easier Living

Guide to Easier Living

by Russel Wright, Mary Wright

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586852108
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 03/06/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Russel and Mary Wright were prominent and successful designers who pioneered the fusion of modern design and informal living. Most importantly, they were known for their tabletop designs. The Wrights' most famous tabletop design, American Modern, was the best-selling dinnerware in American history and has just been rereleased by Oneida Ltd.

Russel and Mary Wright were prominent and successful designers who pioneered the fusion of modern design and informal living. Most importantly, they were known for their tabletop designs. The Wrights' most famous tabletop design, American Modern, was the best-selling dinnerware in American history and has just been rereleased by Oneida Ltd.

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Be it ever so humble, the words of the song tell us, there's no place like home. But the American home today, it must be admitted, is far from living up to that comforting lyric.


Do our homes really express the ideal's of democracy and individualism we all profess? Do they provide a place where we can relax together, where a spirit of family living can thrive? Are they efficient, capable of being kept in order without an unduly heavy expenditure of time and energy?


The answer to any such questions, in all too many cases, must be a sorrowful No.

Table of Contents

Contents


Home, Sweet Home 1

Room to Relax 11

The Vanishing Dining Room 28

Private Lives 50

All Around the House 82

Outdoor Living 106

The Housewife-Engineer 124

Today's Servants 159

The New Hospitality 164

Appendix A 191

Appendix B 194


Charts:

Wall Materials and Coverings 116

Table-top Materials and Coverings 118

Floor Materials and Coverings 120

Casters and Slides (Furniture) 200

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