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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 Casual—and 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.