The Resource Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven

Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven

Label
Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Title
Treasured possessions
Title remainder
from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is all about possession. It explores the significance of beautiful and engaging objects -- chosen, acquired, personalised and treasured -- to the people who once owned them. With over 300 works discussed, the book takes us on a dazzling visual adventure through the decorative arts, from Renaissance luxuries wrought in glass, bronze and maiolica to the elaborate table wares and personal adornments available to shoppers in the Age of Enlightenment. En route the authors consider the impact of global trade on European habits and expectations: the glamour of the exotic, as witnessed in the lust for objects imported from the East, the ubiquity of New World products like chocolate and sugar, and the obsession with Chinoiserie decoration. They ask what decorative objects meant to their owners before the age of industrial mass production, and explore how technological innovation and the proliferation of goods from the sixteenth century on wards transformed the attitude of Europeans to their personal possessions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YNK
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N1217
LC item number
.A659 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Avery, Victoria
  • Calaresu, Melissa
  • Laven, Mary
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Decorative arts
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Decorative arts
  • England
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Gebrauchsgut
  • Kunsthandwerk
  • Sachkultur
Label
Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new world of goods -- Desiring and acquiring things -- The irrestible -- The fashionable body -- At home and on display
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781781300336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906242989
  • (OCoLC)ocn906242989
Label
Treasured possessions : from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, edited by Victoria Avery, Melissa Calaresu, Mary Laven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new world of goods -- Desiring and acquiring things -- The irrestible -- The fashionable body -- At home and on display
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781781300336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906242989
  • (OCoLC)ocn906242989

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