Excerpt from Shelter and Clothing: A Textbook of the Household Arts This book and the companion volume, Foods and Household Management by the same authors, are intended for the girl pursuing any type of high school or rmal school course, as well as for the home maker. They cover the course in household arts for the general high school. The authors feel that household arts in high schools should t be confined to problems in cooking and sewing. They are only a part of the study of home making. The questions of home organization, management, care, repair, home sanitation, and decoration, are also important, and should find a place in the household arts course of study in every high school. The question of what to include in a general textbook has been a difficult one for the authors to answer because of the scope of the field of household arts. It has been planned so as to give the most helpful suggestions in relation to each subject. This book deals with the home, its ideals in organization, its sanitation, decoration, and furnishing; also with the questions of textiles, sewing, and dressmaking. Foods and Household Management treats of the study of foods, their manufacture, composition, preparation, and serving, and the home problems of management, accounts, buying, housewifery, care and repair of household furnishings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.