Its another one of those QI type books full of little snip-its of interesting information I could not have sat down and read this is one go, but it is very good as a second or third book to fill a spare few moments when you haven't got time to read a full chapter. It is informative, marginally funny, and entertaining. The ebook I had had a few proofing errors, but other than that, I think that this book was good and well worth I don't actually think this book is as bad as its current star rating.
Feb 23, Gary rated it liked it Shelves: A book of general and mostly useless knowledge designed to make a man's conversation sound more learned and interesting. Also includes some pointers for good conversation and succeeding in business. Perhaps I just expected the gentleman they envisaged to be a bit more of a Sep 20, Mark rated it liked it.http://pamro.base17.io/1021-mobile-number-locate.php
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There are sections that provoke genuine interest, but for the majority of this text I had to fight the boredom. The author's asides and attempts at reflexive humour are very distracting and contribute to the disinterest at times. However, some good topics are to be found and some fine information is imparted.
Sep 27, Mark rated it it was ok. The first section of this book was one of the least funny meant-to-be-funny things I've ever read.
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But it got better as it went on. Neither brilliant nor terrible - Tom Cutler just isn't anywhere near as funny as he thinks he is.
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The activities of his relatives give an indication of the atmosphere of craftsmanship in which Thomas Chippendale grew up in Yorkshire. Chippendale may have trained with his father before possibly working as an apprentice for the furniture-maker Richard Wood in York. There, he and his financing partner James Rannie employed probably as many as 50 craftsmen.
Published in , it undoubtedly launched his career.
The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director: Folio x mm. This lot was offered in Thomas Chippendale: A subscriber would have to make a 50 per cent down payment, but would receive a discount on the eventual proposed price. Booksellers were then able to sell them on at marked-up prices.
Many were tradesmen, but there were also some architects and sculptors, as well as members of the nobility and gentry. The majority of those who subscribed, however, were craftsmen in the furniture trade.
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The book played a significant part in his legacy, not only in Britain but in Europe and America. Photograph by Paul Barker. The marquetry is in various woods on a veneered satinwood ground. His versatility as a craftsman and entrepreneur meant that he was commissioned to furnish some of the greatest houses in the country, creating complete room schemes when required.
He designed a range of items far beyond furniture, from wallpaper and carpets to brassware and cast iron. A George III mahogany pedestal desk.
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Attributed to Thomas Chippendale, circa Lascelles was looking to furnish the new house, designed and built by John Carr of York and Robert Adam.