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Taste and power : furnishing Modern France, Leora Auslander

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Taste and power : furnishing Modern France
Title
Taste and power
Title remainder
furnishing Modern France
Statement of responsibility
Leora Auslander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Enlivened and enriched by Auslander's experiences as a cabinetmaker, this pathbreaking work demonstrates that in post-Revolutionary France, furniture and consumer goods became newly important means of constituting selves, social class, and, perhaps most significantly, the economy and society of the nation itself. The very style of the goods reflected these preoccupations: nineteenth-century bourgeois style was dominated by gendered versions of Old Regime-style furniture, while the working class was offered new furniture designed specifically for its needs. Tastemaking took on a sudden urgency, reflected in the creation of new schools, museums, expositions, libraries, magazines, and books designed to "improve" the taste of producers and consumers alike. As these institutions competed with furniture sellers, a fierce competition sprang up among government bureaucrats, private philanthropists, and distributors to control workers' and consumers' taste. Auslander melds the history of high politics - the formation of the state - with the history of the mundane - furniture - in order to examine how power was consolidated, reproduced, and even resisted in the small objects and gestures of everyday life in France
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Auslander, Leora
Dewey number
944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33
LC item number
.A87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the history of society and culture
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Furniture
  • Social change
  • Politics and culture
  • France
  • France
Label
Taste and power : furnishing Modern France, Leora Auslander
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-467) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The courtly stylistic regime: representation and power under absolutism -- Negotiating absolute power: city, crown, and church -- Fathers, masters and kings: mirroring monarchical power -- Revolutionary transformation: the demise of the culture of production and the courtly stylistic regime -- The new politics of the everyday: making class through taste and knowledge -- The separation of aesthetics and productive labor -- The bourgeoisie as consumers: social representation and power in the third republic -- Style in the new commercial world -- After the culture of production: the paradox of labor and citizenship -- Style, the nation, and the market: the paradoxes of representation in a capitalist republic -- Epilogue: toward a mass stylistic regime: the citizen -- consumer
Control code
ocm31865481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 495 pages
Isbn
9780520088948
Lccn
95000715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520088948
  • (OCoLC)31865481
Label
Taste and power : furnishing Modern France, Leora Auslander
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-467) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The courtly stylistic regime: representation and power under absolutism -- Negotiating absolute power: city, crown, and church -- Fathers, masters and kings: mirroring monarchical power -- Revolutionary transformation: the demise of the culture of production and the courtly stylistic regime -- The new politics of the everyday: making class through taste and knowledge -- The separation of aesthetics and productive labor -- The bourgeoisie as consumers: social representation and power in the third republic -- Style in the new commercial world -- After the culture of production: the paradox of labor and citizenship -- Style, the nation, and the market: the paradoxes of representation in a capitalist republic -- Epilogue: toward a mass stylistic regime: the citizen -- consumer
Control code
ocm31865481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 495 pages
Isbn
9780520088948
Lccn
95000715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520088948
  • (OCoLC)31865481

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