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