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Description - Taste and Power by Leora Auslander

Louis XIV, regency, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau and historicist pastiche: furniture styles march across French history as regimes rise and fall. In this social history, the author explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid-17th century to the early-20th century, revealing how the aesthetics of everyday life were as integral to political events as to economic and social transformations. The book aims to demonstrate how furniture served to represent and even generate its makers' and customers' identities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520213654
ISBN-10: 0520213653
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 526
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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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.