作者 Stobart, Jon, 1966-
書名 Consumption and the country house / Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery
出版項 Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, c2016
版本項 1st ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  HC254.5 S863 2016    30020100812124  在架上
稽核項 x, 304 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
附註 "This study explores the consumption practices of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England. Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the spending patterns of this elite group during the so-called consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. Generally examined through the lens of middling families, homes and motivations, this book explores the ways in which the aristocracy were engaged in this wider transformation of English society. Analysis centres on the goods that the aristocracy purchased, both luxurious and mundane; the extent to which they pursued fashionable modes and goods; the role that family and friends played in shaping notions of taste; the influence of gender on taste and refinement; the geographical reach of provisioning and the networks that lay behind this consumer activity, and the way this all contributed to the construction of the country house. The country house thus emerges as much more than a repository of luxury and splendour; it lay at the heart of complex networks of exchange, sociability, demand, and supply. Exploring these processes and relationships serves to reanimate the country house, making it an active site of consumption rather than simply an expression of power and taste, and drawing it into the mainstream of consumption histories. At the same time, the landed aristocracy are shown to be rounded consumers, driven by values of thrift and restraint as much as extravagant desires, and valuing the old as well as the new, not least as markers of their pedigree and heritance"--Publisher description
主題 Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 18th century
Home economics -- England -- History -- 18th century
Country homes -- England -- History -- 18th century
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- History -- 18th century
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Biography
Homeowners -- England -- History -- 18th century
Families -- England -- History -- 18th century
Gentry -- England -- History -- 18th century
England -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
其他作者 Rothery, Mark, 1973-
國際標準書號 9780198726265 (hbk.) : GBP65.00