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Consumers and luxury : consumer culture in Europe, 1650-1850

Author: Maxine Berg; Helen Clifford
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1999.
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From tulips to jewels, gastronomy to silver, coffee to colors, the late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century saw an explosion of consumer and luxury objects and a growing demand for their consumption by a widening section of the population. This highly entertaining and interdisciplinary volume brings together an outstanding group of scholars to chart the rise of consumer culture in Europe during this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Consumers and luxury.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Berg; Helen Clifford
ISBN: 0719052734 9780719052736 0719052742 9780719052743
OCLC Number: 41387804
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Adam Smith's accommodation of 'altogether endless' desires / Neil de Marchi --
Sans-culottes, sans café, sans tabac : shifting realms of necessity and luxury in eighteenth-century France / Colin Jones, Rebecca Spang --
New commodities, luxuries and their consumers in eighteenth-century England / Maxine Berg --
In the name of the tulip. Why speculation? / Marina Bianchi --
Colours and colour making in the eighteenth century / Sarah Lowengard --
Jewellery in eighteenth-century England / Marcia Pointon --
A commerce with things : the value of precious metalwork in early modern England / Helen Clifford --
Making a science of taste : the Revolution, the learned life and the invention of 'gastronomie' / Emma Spary --
' Quality always distinguished itself' : Louis Hippolyte LeRoy and the luxury clothing industry in early nineteenth-century Paris / Fiona Ffoulkes --
Romanticism and the urge to consume in the first half of the nineteenth century / Stana Nenadic --
The National Gallery in London and its public / Charlotte Klonk.
Other Titles: Consumer culture in Europe, 1650-1850
Responsibility: edited by Maxine Berg and Helen Clifford.


This volume charts the rise of consumer culture in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Essays are included on France and Holland, but the focus is primarily on Britain. Themes discussed  Read more...


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