Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

On Order

$49.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse World History- France

Taste and Power

by

Taste and Power Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Louis 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.

Synopsis:

In an extraordinary social history, Leora Auslander explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid 17th 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 is enriched by the author's experience as a cabinetmaker. 68 photos.

Synopsis:

Louis 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.

About the Author

Leora Auslander is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520213654
Author:
Auslander, Leora
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
526
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 25 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Art of War of Revolutionary... Used Hardcover $27.50
  2. The Foreign Policy of the Third... New Trade Paper $38.50
  3. The Limewood Sculptors of... New Trade Paper $56.95
  4. The Social Life of Things:... New Trade Paper $45.75

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Furniture

Taste and Power New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$49.95 Backorder
Product details 526 pages University of California Press - English 9780520213654 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In an extraordinary social history, Leora Auslander explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid 17th 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 is enriched by the author's experience as a cabinetmaker. 68 photos.
"Synopsis" by , Louis 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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.