Be Seated: A Book About Chairs

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 136 pages
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Chronicles the history, technological development, and social significance of chairs, in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, from prehistory to the present.

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User Review  - ElenaEstrada - LibraryThing

“Be Seated: A Book About Chairs” by James Cross Giblin is a specialty book dedicated to the history and design of chairs. In the beginning the author emphasizes how certain cultures, such as ... Read full review

BE SEATED: A Book About Chairs

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In his usual lucid, humane style, the author of such historical surveys as Chimney Sweeps (1983 American Book Award) and Milk (1986) considers the role of the chair as artifact, symbol, and ... Read full review


Chapter One Your Favorite Chair
Chapter Three A Throne for the Master
Chapter Four Barbarian Couches

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James Cross Giblin is the author of more than 20 critically acclaimed books for young people. One of his recent books for Clarion, "The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, "received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.

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