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Between Luxury and the Everyday: Decorative Arts in Eighteenth-Century France

Katie Scott (Editor), Deborah Cherry (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3168-1
192 pages
February 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection brings together studies on the French decorative arts in the eighteenth century, extending from bookbinding, typography and engraving to those related specifically to the domestic interior: porcelain, upholstery and furniture.



  • A collection of studies on the French decorative arts in the eighteenth century.
  • Covers an extensive range of subjects from bookbinding, typography and engraving to porcelain, upholstery and furniture.
  • Demonstrates how the advancement of knowledge in porcelain and loom technology resulted in new luxury goods to the glory of Absolutism.
  • Looks at how Revolution demanded that political change be reflected in the details of everyday life, such as dress and furniture.
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1. Introduction: Image-Object-Space (Katie Scott).

2. Decorating Knowledge: The Ornamental Book, the Philosophic Image and the Naked Truth (Mary Sheriff).

3. The Encyclopedie and the Idea of the Decorative Arts (Elisabeth Lavezzi).

4. The Marriage of Art and Commerce: Philippe de Lasalle's Success in Silk (Lesley Ellis Miller).

5. Regeneration Through the Everyday? Clothing, Architecture and Furniture in Revolutionary Paris (Leora Auslander).

6. Framing Ambition: The Interior Politics of Mme de Pompadour (Katie Scott).

7. Inside/Interiors: Chardin's Images of the Family (Rene Demoris).

Notes on Contributors.

Index.
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Katie Scott is Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Deborah Cherry teaches at University of the Arts, London and is editor of Art History.

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  • A collection of studies on the French decorative arts in the eighteenth century.
  • Covers an extensive range of subjects from bookbinding, typography and engraving to porcelain, upholstery and furniture.
  • Demonstrates how the advancement of knowledge in porcelain and loom technology resulted in new luxury goods to the glory of Absolutism.
  • Looks at how Revolution demanded that political change be reflected in the details of everyday life, such as dress and furniture.
See More
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