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The Resource Culture & comfort : parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930, Katherine C. Grier

Culture & comfort : parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930, Katherine C. Grier

Label
Culture & comfort : parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930
Title
Culture & comfort
Title remainder
parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930
Statement of responsibility
Katherine C. Grier
Title variation
Culture and comfort
Creator
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about the waxing and waning of the Victorian parlor, a room whose elaborate decor and accompanying social performances seem, from the perspective of the late twentieth century, emblematic of the artifice, even phoniness, of Victorian culture. It is the story of how tens of thousands of middle-class American families devoted their financial and emotional resources to create rooms that none of them needed, strictly speaking, and that some of them seem rarely to have used."--Preface
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grier, Katherine C.
Dewey number
392/.36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E166
LC item number
.G83 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grier, Katherine C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Material culture
  • Living rooms
  • Upholstery
  • Middle class
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Culture & comfort : parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930, Katherine C. Grier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised and slightly condensed version of Culture & comfort. Rochester, N.Y. : Strong Museum, c1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-257) and index
Contents
Symbols and Sensibility -- Imagining the Parlor -- The comfortable Theater: Parlor Making in the Middle-Class Victorian household, 1850-1910 -- "Orthodox at the Hymn Book": The Rhetoric of Parlor Furnishing, 1850-1910 -- Bodily Comfort and Spring-Seat Upholstery -- The Quest for Refinement: Reconstructing the Aesthetics of Upholstery, 1850-1910 -- Parlor Suites and Lounges: Culture and Comfort in Factory-Made Seating Furniture -- Victorianism in the Modern Era: At Home in the Living Room, 1910-1930
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781560987161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : reissue)
Lccn
96043927
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638755
  • (OCoLC)35638755
  • 525983
Label
Culture & comfort : parlor making and middle-class identity, 1850-1930, Katherine C. Grier
Publication
Note
Revised and slightly condensed version of Culture & comfort. Rochester, N.Y. : Strong Museum, c1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-257) and index
Contents
Symbols and Sensibility -- Imagining the Parlor -- The comfortable Theater: Parlor Making in the Middle-Class Victorian household, 1850-1910 -- "Orthodox at the Hymn Book": The Rhetoric of Parlor Furnishing, 1850-1910 -- Bodily Comfort and Spring-Seat Upholstery -- The Quest for Refinement: Reconstructing the Aesthetics of Upholstery, 1850-1910 -- Parlor Suites and Lounges: Culture and Comfort in Factory-Made Seating Furniture -- Victorianism in the Modern Era: At Home in the Living Room, 1910-1930
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781560987161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : reissue)
Lccn
96043927
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638755
  • (OCoLC)35638755
  • 525983

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