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What do readers think of this unique book?

Creating the Artful Home: The Aesthetic Movement is, surprisingly, the first close examination of late 19th-century American home design and its culture, offering up details on how the Aesthetic movement left a legacy of houses, developments, and ideas which linger into modern times” – Diane C. Donovan – California Bookwatch

“The aesthetic movement changed the middle class American house and family life in urban areas, integrating family time and encouraging creative pursuits.”  Creating the Artful Home: The Aesthetic Movement “is a positive reading experience” – Anonymous reader- Amazon.com

“A splendid and very readable book enormously helpful to those wishing to understand Victorian design before 1900″…”Those participating in the “Victorian Revival” in interior design, will find her discussion most helpful in creating rooms with the feel of the period, that are not museums.” – Anonymous reader – Amazon.com

“Your book was such an EXCITING and DELIGHTFUL discovery for me” – Clem Labine, founder of Old House Journal and Traditional Building Magazine

“Enjoy the ride with Karen Zukowski as she explores the relationship between artfully done homes and better living” - Sharon Wootton, The Olympian

“This is a rare book, one that not only informs us but also make us evaluate our past and the role it plays in our lives today.” – Brian Coleman 19th Century Magazine

“For people who love researching and looking at authentic historic interiors from the late 1800′s, this is a ‘must read’ and a ‘must-keep-on-your-bookshelf-for-future-reference’ book” – Sarah Felix Burns, novelist and blogger

“In Creating the Artful Home: The Aesthetic Movement, visual-culture historian Karen Zukowski explores the late 1800s, as the Victorian décor gave way to Arts & Crafts home design” – Newsday

“By mixing the practical advice with plenty of period details, Zukowski creates a wonderful book for the home decorator .“ – Orlando Sentinel