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    Patrilineal portraiture? Gender and genealogy in the Eighteenth-Century country house

    Retford, Kate (2007) Patrilineal portraiture? Gender and genealogy in the Eighteenth-Century country house. In: Styles, J. and Vickery, A. (eds.) Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830. New Haven, U.S.: Yale University Press for Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, pp. 323-352. ISBN 9780300116595.

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    Book synopsis: Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This groundbreaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 06:38
    Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 06:38
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41791

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