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The Fireplace Elizabeth Wilhide

The Fireplace

Elizabeth Wilhide

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ISBN : 9780316940948
Hardcover
144 pages
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Combining fascinating history and lore with a special emphasis on home design and decoration, Wilhide traces the evolution of the modern hearth from its roots in the sixteenth century, through the elegant refinement of classical hearths, theMoreCombining fascinating history and lore with a special emphasis on home design and decoration, Wilhide traces the evolution of the modern hearth from its roots in the sixteenth century, through the elegant refinement of classical hearths, the Victorian symphony of revivalist design, and the domestic role in Europe was the predecessor to its unique role in America: European immigrants took the woodburning stove with them to the United states, and the warmth of the traditional stove with the cheering quality of an open fire, revolutionizing the style and use of a fireplace for centuries to come.