Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject

Author: Cheryl Mendelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743272865

Category: House & Home

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Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject
Categories: House & Home

Old House Interiors

Old House Interiors

Lawyer, professor, mother, and housekeeper Cheryl Mendelson has mitten a hook called Home Comforts; The Art & Science of Keeping House, just published in November by Scribner. Til 6 DUE °CE .li Lav Sets and Faucets. Ceramic ...

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National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.
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Love Work Children

Love  Work  Children

Freed from his wife’s judgments, Peter throws himself into his greatest pleasure, the work he does for a foundation that funds offbeat artistic projects. And as his passion for this work ignites, so does his desire for another woman.

Author: Cheryl Mendelson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307431455

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Morningside Heights, a Manhattan neighborhood sandwiched between Columbia University and the Hudson River, is home to an eclectic mix of academics, struggling artists, and rooted families. In this distinctive world, Peter Frankel, a successful partner in a prestigious law firm, lives a seemingly contented life with his talented wife and his two Ivy League—educated children. Yet in middle age Peter finds himself discontent. His wife’s narrowness and her preoccupation with appearances leaves him cold, his job does not fulfill his creative bent, and he fears that his children, Susan and Louis, have grown into skeptical young adults who shun marriage and stability. So when Peter’s wife is badly hurt in a car accident and lies in a coma, he finds himself guiltily relieved–and newly drawn toward his children as they too struggle with ambivalent feelings about the mother who’s never really shown them much love. As Susan, a cerebral doctoral student, becomes unhappily involved with an aspiring playwright and Louis is caught up in a futile pursuit of an ambitious journalist, Peter’s own quiet life is shaken up, and longings he has stifled for years come rumbling to the surface. Freed from his wife’s judgments, Peter throws himself into his greatest pleasure, the work he does for a foundation that funds offbeat artistic projects. And as his passion for this work ignites, so does his desire for another woman. But the stubborn morality that has steered Peter’s life is a force to be reckoned with–and one from which he may never entirely escape. Love, Work, Children is a profoundly insightful novel about two generations and the colorful urban world they inhabit. A superb portrayal of one of New York’s exceptional neighborhoods, this is a story, ultimately, about the self-imposed obstacles to true happiness–and a testament to the joy one can find in overcoming them.
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To Hell with All That

To Hell with All That

America's past when girls took home ec classes and boys took shop. ... husband: she would keep her high-powered job while he stayed home with the children. ... the subject, Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House.

Author: Caitlin Flanagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316186537

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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From The New Yorker's most entertaining and acerbic wit comes a controversial reassessment of the rituals and events that shape women's lives: weddings, sex, housekeeping, and motherhood.
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Domestic Modernism the Interwar Novel and E H Young

Domestic Modernism  the Interwar Novel  and E H  Young

McCaffey, Larry and Gregory Sinda (2003), 'Haunted House: An Interview with Mark Z. Danielewski«, Critique (Winter) 44.2: 99¥135 ... Mendelson, Cheryl (1999), Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, New York: Prentice Hall.

Author: Chiara Briganti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351943093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Domestic Modernism, the Interwar Novel, and E. H. Young provides a valuable analytical model for reading a large body of modernist works by women, who have suffered not only from a lack of critical attention but from the assumption that experimental modernist techniques are the only expression of the modern. In the process of documenting the publication and reception history of E. H. Young's novels, the authors suggest a paradigm for analyzing the situation of women writers during the interwar years. Their discussion of Young in the context of both canonical and noncanonical writers challenges the generic label and literary status of the domestic novel, as well as facile assumptions about popular and middlebrow fiction, canon formation, aesthetic value, and modernity. The authors also make a significant contribution to discussions of the everyday and to the burgeoning field of 'homeculture,' as they show that the fictional embodiment and inscription of home by writers such as Young, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Lettice Cooper, E. M. Delafield, Stella Gibbons, Storm Jameson, and E. Arnot Robertson epitomize the long-standing symbiosis between architecture and literature, or more specifically, between the house and the novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

5S COMPREHENSIVE BOOK

5S COMPREHENSIVE BOOK

Our world devalues housework as menial labour. “Being perceived as excessively domestic can get you socially ostracized,” observes Cheryl Mendelson in her book, “Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House” (1999, Scribner).

Author: KS Madhavan

Publisher: Karur Madhavan

ISBN: 9788190671514

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From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

Home Living. Chicago: J. B. Lippincott, 1935. Kellogg, Alice M. Home Furnishing: Practical and Artistic. ... ''The Kitchen Opens Up.'' House and Home, June 1953, 130–39. ... Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House.

Author: Sarah A. Leavitt

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860380

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Today's domestic-advice writers--women such as Martha Stewart, Cheryl Mendelson, and B. Smith--are part of a long tradition, notes Sarah Leavitt. Their success rests on a legacy of literature that has focused on the home as an expression of ideals. Here, Leavitt crafts a fascinating genealogy of domestic advice, based on her readings of hundreds of manuals spanning 150 years of history. Over the years, domestic advisors have educated women about everything from modernism and morality to sanitation and design. Their writings helped create the idealized vision of home held by so many Americans, Leavitt says. Investigating cultural themes in domestic advice written since the mid-nineteenth century, she demonstrates that these works, which found meaning in kitchen counters, parlor rugs, and bric-a-brac, have held the interest of readers despite vast changes in women's roles and opportunities. Domestic-advice manuals have always been the stuff of fantasy, argues Leavitt, demonstrating cultural ideals rather than cultural realities. But these rich sources reveal how women understood the connection between their homes and the larger world. At its most fundamental level, the true domestic fantasy was that women held the power to reform their society through first reforming their homes.
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Mrs Dunwoody s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping

Mrs  Dunwoody s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping

The Ladies Home Journal, March 1897. Brussat, Frederic and Mary Ann. Spiritual ... America's Homemaking Book. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957. ... Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House. New York: Scribner, 1999.

Author: Miriam Lukken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446556385

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author's great grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home.
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Laundry

Laundry

The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens Cheryl Mendelson. AUTHOR'S NOTE rics in the home originally published in Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House (1999), a general work on housekeeping nearly 900 pages ...

Author: Cheryl Mendelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188569

Category: House & Home

Page: 416

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For Cheryl Mendelson, laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It’s full of physical pleasures—the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocketbook. It doesn’t take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and Laundry is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring book on the art of laundering. Culled from the bestselling Home Comforts, with revised and updated information and a new introduction, Laundry is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one’s home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making environmentally informed choices, sewing, and storing clothing and fabrics. A much-needed antidote to the standard-issue how-to manual, Laundry celebrates the satisfactions of ironing, folding, and caring for clothes and linens. Both pragmatic and eloquent, Mendelson provides beginning and veteran homemakers with a seamless combination of reliable instruction, time-tested advice, and fascinating personal narrative. As a farm girl in Pennsylvania, Mendelson—who is a philosopher, lawyer, and professor, as well as a homemaker, wife, and mother—received a classic domestic education from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Laundry combines the best of the traditional lore they taught her with the latest in technical and scientific information. Writing with infectious love and respect for her subject, Mendelson is sure to instill in readers a newfound affection and appreciation for the art of laundering.
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The Quick Guide to Home Organizing

The Quick Guide to Home Organizing

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House. NewYork: Scribner, 1999. Rich, Jason. The Everything Organize Your Home Book: Straighten Up the Entire House, fromCleaning Your Closets to Reorganizing Your Kitchen.

Author: Sandra Felton

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441245823

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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This proven forty-day plan helps readers achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, it shows how to get control of clutter, chaos, and disorganization. Each day readers learn tried and tested organizing tips such as how to recognize the time realities of modern life, keep email and paperwork under control, simplify solutions, and more. An orderly home is only forty days away!
Categories: House & Home