Luxury in the Eighteenth Century Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods

ISBN-10: 023051779X
ISBN-13: 9780230517790
Edition: 2003
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Description: Luxury was the keyword of the eighteenth century, and the history of luxury links diverse topics of enquiry such as material culture, taste, civility, sensibility, literature, and art.Luxury in the Eighteenth Centuryexplores the political, economic,  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Luxury was the keyword of the eighteenth century, and the history of luxury links diverse topics of enquiry such as material culture, taste, civility, sensibility, literature, and art.Luxury in the Eighteenth Centuryexplores the political, economic, moral, and intellectual effects of the production and consumption of luxury goods, and provides a broadly-based account from a variety of perspectives, addressing key themes of economic debate, material culture, the principles of art and taste, luxury as "female vice" and the exotic.

List of Plates
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Debates
The Rise and Fall of the Luxury Debates
Mandeville, Rousseau and the Political Economy of Fantasy
Luxury in the Dutch Golden Age in Theory and Practice
Aestheticising the Critique of Luxury: Smollett's Humphry Clinker
Delectable Goods
Furnishing Discourses: Readings of a Writing Desk in Eighteenth-Century France
The Circulation of Luxury Goods in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Social Redistribution and an Alternative Currency
Custom or Consumption? Plebeian Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England
Beauty, Taste and Sensibility
From the Moral Mound to the Material Maze: Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty
From Luxury to Comfort and Back Again: Landscape Architecture and the Cottage in Britain and America
Vase Mania
The Female Vice? Women and Luxury
Performing Roxane: The Oriental Woman as the Sign of Luxury in Eighteenth-Century Fictions
Luxury, Satire and Prostitute Narratives
Luxury, Industry and Charity: Bluestocking Culture Displayed
Luxury and the Exotic
Luxuries or Not? Consumption of Silk and Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century China
Luxury, Clothing and Race in Colonial Spanish America
Asian Luxuries and the Making of the European Consumer Revolution
Index

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