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The consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, text

Author: Ann Bermingham; John Brewer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is a radical new interpretation of early modern social history by leading specialists from North America and Europe, who explore a wide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bermingham; John Brewer
ISBN: 0415121353 9780415121354 0415159970 9780415159975
OCLC Number: 31374412
Description: xiv, 548 pages, [96] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. The consumption of culture: image, object, text / Ann Bermingham --
2. Subjective powers? Consumption, the reading public, and domestic woman in early eighteenth-century England / Terry Lovell --
3. Reading women. Text and image in eighteenth-century England / Peter H. Pawlowicz --
4. Colonizing readers. Review criticism and the formation of a reading public / Frank Donoghue --
5. Expanding on portraiture. The market, the public, and the hierarchy of genres in eighteenth-century Britain / Louise Lippincott --
6. The abandoned hero. The decline of state authority in the direction of French painting as seen in the career of one exemplary theme, 1777-89 / Thomas Crow --
7. Gombrich and the rise of landscape / W.J.T. Mitchell --
8. British Romanticism, gender, and three women artists / Anne K. Mellor --
9. The "exchange of letters." Early modern contradictions and postmodern conundrums / Don E. Wayne --
10. Author-mongering. The "editor" between producer and consumer / Robert Hiffe. 11. Shot from canons; or, Maria Edgeworth and the cultural production and consumption of the eighteenth-century woman writer / Mitzi Myers --
12. Polygamy, Pamela, and the prerogative of empire / Felicity A. Nussbaum --
13. The good, the bad, and the impotent. Imperialism and the politics of identity in Georgian England / Kathleen Wilson --
14. The state's demand for accurate astronomical and navigational instruments in eighteenth-century Britain / Richard Sorrenson --
15. Signs and citizens. Sign language and visual sign in the French Revolution / Nicholas Mirzoeff --
16. Outrages. Sculpture and kingship in France after 1789 / Anne M. Wagner --
17. Dante's Restaurant. The cultural work of experiment in early modern Tuscany / Jay Tribby --
18. "The most polite age and the most vicious." Attitudes towards culture as a commodity, 1660-1800 / John Brewer --
19. Politeness for plebes. Consumption and social identity in early eighteenth-century England / Lawrence E. Klein. 20. Emulative consumption and literacy. The Harlot, Moll Flanders, and Mrs. Slipslop / Ronald Paulson --
21. "La chose publique." Hubert Robert's decorations for the "petit salon" at Mereville / Paula Rea Radisich --
22. "News from the New Exchange". Commodity, erotic fantasy, and the female entrepreneur / James Grantham Turner --
23. Women's participation in the urban culture of early modern London. Images from fiction / Elizabeth Bennett Kubek --
24. The im/modesty of her sex. Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and the Salon of 1783 / Mary D. Sheriff --
25. Elegant females and gentlemen connoisseurs. The commerce in culture and self-image in eighteenth-century England / Ann Bermingham --
26. Social order and the domestic consumption of music. The politics of sound in the policing of gender construction in eighteenth-century England / Richard Leppert.
Series Title: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Responsibility: edited by Ann Bermingham and John Brewer.
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