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Louis XIV, regency, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau, and historicist pastiche furniture styles march across French history as regimes rise and fall In this extraordinary social history, Leora Auslander explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid seventeenth to the early twentieth century, revealing how the aesthetics of everyday life were as integral to political events as to economic and social transformations Enriched by Auslander s experience as a cabinetmaker, this work demonstrates how furniture served to represent and even generate its makers and consumers identities....

Title : Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)
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ISBN : 0520213653
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of California Press Revised edition April 24, 1998
Number of Pages : 526 pages
File Size : 780 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France (Studies on the History of Society and Culture) Reviews

  • Robert Atchison
    2018-08-07 12:18

    Collectors of European furniture are advised to read this book to understand how French styles were produced over a long period of time and how to tell real 18th century Louis XVI from 19th century reproductions. The French social history of furniture manufacture and consumerism in this book is quite amazing and readable. I strongly advise the book for dealers, collectors, decorators and collectors.