How do seemingly disparate arenas of Enlightenment philosophy, economic theories, boudoir etiquette, literary styles and artistic modes coincide in the late 18th century? In this essay on the evolution of the idea of luxury and art, Remy Saisselin uses examples to describe the development of our modern taste, ultimately the successor of the more spiritual and grand Baroque gout. His analysis both illuminates and distinguishes between 18th-century and modern varieties of conspicuous consumption. This discourse depicts the rise of "luxe" as an escape from ennui and shows how, for the first time in European history, a large class of wealthy, leisured people emerged to make art, luxury and the avoidance of boredom its preoccupation.
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0520072952
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0520072952