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Let's Bring Back - An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Chic Useful Curious and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By - cover

Let's Bring Back - An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Chic Useful Curious and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By

Lesley M. M. Blume

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC

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An illustrated A-to-Z tribute to old-fashioned items worth rediscovering: “Wistful . . . charming . . . like a stroll down memory lane.” —Elle 
 
Whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many “friends” while doing away with the much more useful word “acquaintance”? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival.  
 
Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Lesley M.M. Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved Huffington Post column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let’s Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past. 
 
“Witty . . . recommended reading.” —Country Living 
 
“If you’re feeling lousy and you read this book, it awakens you to things that have made you happy in your life. It reminds you of a time when certain things ideas, gestures got you through . . . and revels in an idea of life that’s lived in 3-D, not 2-D.” —Sally Singer, editor, T: The New York Times Magazine
Available since: 04/09/2013.
Print length: 256 pages.

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