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Material cultures, 1740-1920 : the meanings and pleasures of collecting / edited by John Potvin and Alla Myzelev.

Farnham, England ; Ashgate, c2009.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009.
Physical Description:
xiii, 234 p. : ill., plans ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
NK1110 .M365 2009 (LC)
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Related Content:
Table of contents only
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Decorative arts -- Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain.
Handicraft -- Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain.
Potvin, John.
Myzelev, Alla.

  • Introduction: the material of visual cultures / John Potvin and Alla Myzelev
  • Porcelain bodies: acquisitiveness, gender, and taste in eighteenth-century England / Stacey Sloboda
  • Home crafted objects as culture and comfort / Clive Edwards
  • Spatializing the private collection: John Fiott Lee and Hartwell House / Anastasia Filippoupoliti
  • 'Everyone to his taste' or 'truth to material': the role of materials in collections of applied art / Nadine Rottau
  • Collecting/painting harem/clothing / Joan DelPlato
  • 'Chinamania': collecting Old Blue for the House Beautiful, c. 1860-1900 / Anne Anderson
  • From specimen to scrap: Japanese textiles in the British Victorian interior, 1875-1900
  • Elizabeth Kramer
  • Indian crafts and imperial policy: hybridity, purification, and imperial subjectivities / Julie F. Codell
  • Collecting peasant Europe: peasant utilitarian objects as museum artifacts / Alla Myzelev
  • Collecting intimacy one object at a time: material culture, perception, and the spaces of aesthetic companionship / John Potvin
  • Collecting the sublime and the beautiful: from Romanticism to revolution in Celtic Revival jewelry / Joseph McBrinn.