Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England

Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England

2009 | 382 Pages | ISBN: 0300154534 | EPUB | 1 MB

In this brilliant new work, Amanda Vicery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own.Vickery makes ingenious use of upholsterer's ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition


[Fast Download] Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England

Ebooks related to "Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England" :
The Birth of Downtown Cleveland: A Vision Interrupted
Reading Gothic Architecture
AutoCAD: Advanced Workflow with Sheet Sets
Seismic Isolation for Architects
Dam Surveillance Guide
The House: The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it
Special Structural Topics
Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay
Leichtbau- Konstruktion: Berechnungsgrundlagen und Gestaltung, 8. Auflage
Terry Galloway - Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.