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Now I sit me down : from klismos to plastic chair : a natural history / Witold Rybczynski.

Author/Creator:
Rybczynski, Witold, author.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Chairs -- History.
Sitting customs -- History.
Summary:
"In the hands of one of our best writers on architectures and design, a history of chairs becomes a revealing history of design and leisure, and ultimately of how we see ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
A Tool for Sitting
If You Sit on It, Can It Still Be Art?
Sitting Up
A Chair on the Side
A Golden Age
Sack-backs and Rockers
The Henry Ford of Chairs
By Design
Great Dane
Fold and Knockdown, Swing and Roll
Human Engineering
Our Time.
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9780374223212 : HRD
0374223211 : HRD 9780374713355 (e-book)