The Elements of a Home
The Elements of a Home
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Chronicle Books

The Elements of a Home

This interesting collection reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings.  With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, find out:

  • How napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece.
  • Why forks were seen as immortal and unhygienic tools
  • How Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using stones and water
  • Why a French king's obsession with oranges led to the popularization of glass windows
  • And so much more!


Hardback book

208 Pages