Luxury in the Eighteenth Century Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods
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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, 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.
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List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/17/2002
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.62" tall
|List of Plates|
|List of Contributors|
|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|
|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|
|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|