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Consuming visions : accumulation and display of goods in America, 1880-1920

Author: Simon J Bronner; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1989.
Series: Winterthur book.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the consumer way of life in America as it unfolded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It traces how Americans came to value the pursuit of status objects and to rely on accumulating goods to measure cultural identity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Bronner; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
ISBN: 0393027090 9780393027099 0393960021 9780393960020
OCLC Number: 19125554
Notes: "Published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware."
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Description: vii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Reading consumer culture / Simon J. Bronner --
The Victorian jeremiad : critics of accumulation and display / Michael Barton --
Beyond Veblen : rethinking consumer culture in America / Jackson Lears --
Strategists of display and the production of desire / William Leach --
A house of fiction : domestic interiors and the commodity aesthetic / Jean-Christophe Agnew --
From parlor to living room : domestic space, interior decoration, and the culture of personality / Karen Halttunen --
The culture of imperial abundance : world's fairs in the making of American culture / Robert W. Rydell --
Object lessons : the work of ethnological museums and collections / Simon J. Bronner --
The collecting self and American youth movements / Jay Mechling --
The evolution of public space in New York City : the commercial showcase of America / William R. Taylor --
Life, literature, and sociology in turn-of-the-century Chicago / Eugene Rochberg-Halton --
Country stores, county fairs, and mail-order catalogues : consumption in rural America / Thomas J. Schlereth.
Series Title: Winterthur book.
Responsibility: edited by Simon J. Bronner.

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An examination of the consumer way of life in America as it unfolded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It traces how Americans came to value the pursuit of status objects and to rely on accumulating goods to measure cultural identity.

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