Warm and Snug: A History of the Bed

Warm and Snug: A History of the Bed


By (author) Lawrence Wright

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  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 372 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 28mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0750937289
  • ISBN 13: 9780750937283
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 731,477

Product description

This is a detailed and amusing look at the place where we spend a third of our lives - bed! Examples include a Neolithic stone bed from Skara Brae in the Orkneys, ornate early Renaissance beds, a mid-18th century bed from Chippendale's Chinese period and American metal folding beds.

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Author information

Lawrence Wright was a well-known architectural painter and he exhibited paintings, etchings and perspectives of contemporary buildings for many years at the Royal Academy and at the Guildhall Art Gallery. He was also a designer of historical exhibitions and from these developed his books, Warm and Snug, Clean and Decent (a history of the bathroom and water closet) and Home Fires Burning, a history.