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History Book Club “The Age of Comfort”

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The two MFAH house museums host a discussion series about books on life in America and Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. Meeting alternately at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, this history book club offers free discussions every other month. For more information, click here or call 713.639.7800.

July Selection
The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casualand the Modern Home Began
by Joan DeJean
 
In Joan DeJean’s The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual – and the Modern Home Began, the author argues that “the modern home also came into existence as the result of complex interactions between design and behavior.” The Age of Comfort explores these themes, and how life not only made a shift from the public sphere to the private, but became more comfortable and casual. 

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman´s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Americana Foundation; Tara and S. Stacy Eastland; Mary and Michael Epps in memory of Ralph E. Wallingford; The Ray C. Fish Foundation; the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; The John M. O´Quinn Foundation; the William A. and Madeline W. Smith Foundation; Toni Wallingford; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; the Strake Foundation; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Daniel R. Japhet; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; and Mrs. Sara E. White.
 
Education programs at Bayou Bend also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.