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Scenes of Parisian modernity : culture and consumption in the nineteenth century

Author: H Hazel Hahn
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the commercial modernity of Parisian urban culture and consumer culture in the 19th century.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Hazel Hahn
ISBN: 9780230615830 023061583X
OCLC Number: 456837270
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction PART I: 1815-1848 Consumption as Urban Pleasure: the Rise of Modern Consumer Culture Paris, the Capital of Amusement, Fashion and Modernity Fashion Discourses in Fashion Magazines and Delphine de Girardin's Lettres Parisiennes Charlatanism or Modern Merchandising?: the Mentalites of Publicity and the Commercialization of Culture Puff Marries Advertising: Mechanization and Absurd Consumerism in Jean-Jacques Grandville's Un Autre Monde PART II: 1848-1914 Introduction Boulevard Culture, Consumption and Spectacle Furnishing the Street: Urban Rationalization and Its Limits Consumer Technologies and Celebrity Culture The Modernity of Poster Art Le Courrier Francais , Geraudel's Coughdrops and Advertising as Art Conclusion
Responsibility: H. Hazel Hahn.


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"Integrating histories of Paris, consumption, the press, publicity, advertising, and spectacle, the book is consistently interdisciplinary, reading texts, images, and urban spaces. Hahn s book Read more...

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