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Bonneville, Françoise de

Works: 10 works in 72 publications in 4 languages and 918 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
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Publications about Françoise de Bonneville
Publications by Françoise de Bonneville
Most widely held works by Françoise de Bonneville
The book of the bath by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the evolution of baths and bathing with abundant illustrations: For over 2000 years, in the Far East as in the West, bathing and showering have been more than practical necessities. Bathing has become a rite and a refuge, and this is the first book to lavish due attention on the history of the bath across the centuries and around the world. Although the room for bathing as we know it has existed for only a century, public baths wee institution in ancient cultures; and, of course, beginning n the Renaissance, bathing was not just hygienic, but a sensual and sybaritic event. In The Book of the Bath, abundant illustrations- from Byzantine frescoes and Orientalist paintings of harems to photographs by Robert Doisneau and engravings from old fixtures catalogs-chronicle the evolution of baths, bathing, and its many accoutrements. Enticing contemporary photography shows baths in the Middle East and Japan, saunas in Sweden, and the often luxurious private bathrooms of the West. At a time when the bath and its associated therapies-thermal springs, scented oils, massages, and soaps-have become a crucial part of sensual and healthy living. The Book of the Bath offers a luxurious pictorial history to inspire the mind and soothe the senses
The book of fine linen by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and French and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Making extensive use of household inventories, diaries, and colorful details and anecdotes describing domestic arrangements, the author has examined centuries of textile history. She discusses the origins and symbolism of the trousseau, lovingly assembled over the course of many years by young women and their mothers and ceremoniously handed over to the young couple on their wedding day. Traditions of caring for linens, which occupied incredible amounts of women's time and expertise before the invention of the washing machine, are explored, as are methods of growing and weaving natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk. Fabulous embroidery techniques and designs from Europe and America are also superbly illustrated and carefully explained
Jean Puiforcat by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Rêves de blanc : la grande histoire du linge de maison by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Cet ouvrage retrace l'histoire passionnante du linge blanc de maison au cours des siècles, et comment l'arrivée du coton, au 19e siècle, a démocratisé son usage. La riche iconographie complète agréablement le texte
Le gant by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Covers historical and contemporary gloves, useful gloves, protective gloves, gloves used as symbols of royal power and religion, as adornment for nobility and aristocracy, the modern glove as a work of art, materials, manufacturing, leather techniques and sports gloves. Also discusses the meaning of the choice of colors
Weisswäsche : Edles für Tisch und Bett ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
L'ABCdaire du bain by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Le livre du blanc by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Du linge blanc d'antan aux imprimés modernes colorés, l'épopée en images du linge de maison, témoin de l'histoire car indissociablement lié aux actes les plus fondamentaux et les plus quotidiens de la vie. Chanvre, lin, métis ... broderies, dentelles, damas ... exaltent les valeurs traditionnelles de la maison
Au fil des sensations : Descamps by Françoise de Bonneville( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
L'ABCdaire du bain by Françoise de Bonneville( Article )
in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Alternative Names
Bonneville, Françoise de
De Bonneville, Françoise
English (35)
French (32)
German (4)
Chinese (1)
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