Taste and Power
Furnishing Modern France
By (author) Leora Auslander
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Taste and Power by Leora Auslander
Book DescriptionLouis XIV, regency, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau, and historicist pastiche: furniture styles march across French history as regimes rise and fall. In this extraordinary social history, Leora Auslander explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth century, revealing how the aesthetics of everyday life were as integral to political events as to economic and social transformations. Enriched by Auslander's experience as a cabinetmaker, this work demonstrates how furniture served to represent and even generate its makers' and consumers' identities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520213654
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Takes an approach to the significance of the political changes wrought by the English Civil War, the American Revolutionary War, and the French Revolution. This title argues that these three revolutions were not bourgeois in character but were revolutions of culture that led to a transformation of the ways societies could be politicized.
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Author Biography - Leora Auslander
Leora Auslander is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago.
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