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Author Name:    STYLES, John, (ed.) VICKERY, Amanda, (ed.) Studies in British Art 17

Title:   Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Yale Center for British Art / The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in Brtish Art, New Haven, CT / London, UK, 2006, ISBN:0300116594 

Seller ID:   115763

STYLES, John, and Amanda VICKERY (eds.). Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830. Studies in British Art 17. (New Haven, CT) : The Yale Center for British Art / (London, UK) : The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in Brtish Art, (2006). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-358. Illustrated. Large 8vo, grey cloth, silver lettering to spine.No. 17 in the Studies in British Art series. "Between 1700 and 1830, men a nd women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novelgoods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British indust rial ingenuity. This groundbreaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world." (fromthe dj). Contents : Introduction (by John Styles and Amanda Vickery). [Pt. 1] Spaces: Tabletop conversations: material culture and everyday life in t he eighteenth-century Atlantic world (by Bernard L. Herman); Lodging at theOld Bailey: lodgings and their furnishing in eighteenth-century London (by John Styles); Reading spaces in eighteenth-century New England (by Robert Blair St. George); "Enter into thy closet": women, closet culture, and the eighteenth-century English novel (by Karen Lipsedge). [Pt. 2] Shopping: Collaborative consumption and the politics of choice in early American port cities (by Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor); Shops, shopping, and the art of decisionmaking in eighteenth-century England (by Claire Walsh); Ribbons of desire: gendered stories in the world of goods (by Ann Smart Martin); "Neat and no t too showey": words and wallpaper in regency England (by Amanda Vickery). [Pt. 3] Politics: "To make a figure": clothing and the politics of male identity in eighteenth-century America (by Linzy Brekke); The laboring-class domestic sphere in eighteenth-century British social thought (by Jonathan White). [Pt. 4] People: A family affair: the design and decoration of 321 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia (by Amy H. Henderson); Leading the fashion: the material culture of London's Beau Monde (by Hannah Greig); Patrilineal portraiture? Gender and genealogy in the eighteenth-century English countryhouse (by Kate Retford). With index. Penned note on first page, else very good in dustjacket (short tear to front flap). 180.00


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