Furnishing the Eighteenth Century provides an illuminating, interdisciplinary look into European and American furniture during the century that connoisseurs and collectors consider its golden age. Lavishly illustrated, this eclectic and lively collection of essays by historians, art historians, and literary scholars examines the many ways furniture of this period reflects the complex social and cultural issues that shaped this century in both Europe and America. In addition to furniture and portraiture, this diverse compilation considers literature, account books, and handbooks, allowing for a revealing look at how these furnishings created, contested, and subverted their cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. Ultimately, these essays make the past come alive, showing us what made this furniture meaningful in its own time, and why it is still meaningful today.The same color and textile were often used repeatedly throughout a room. beds and their upholstery provided the focal ... its consistent use of a color or color scheme and the repetitive use of textiles, was clearly popular in dauphinAc by the lateanbsp;...
|Title||:||Furnishing the Eighteenth Century|
|Author||:||Dena Goodman, Kathryn Norberg|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2007|