Design at Home: Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA by Grace Lees Maffei

By Grace Lees Maffei

Domestic recommendation literature is wealthy in information regarding layout, beliefs of domesticity, intake and problems with identification, but this literature is still a comparatively missed source compared to magazines and picture.

Design at Home brings jointly etiquette, homemaking and residential ornament recommendation as resources within the first systematic demonstration of the historic price of family suggestion literature as a style of note and photo, and a discourse of dominance. This booklet lines a transatlantic family discussion among the united kingdom and the USA because the chapters discover problems with layout, domesticity, intake, social interplay and identification markers together with type, gender and age.

Areas lined include:

• using household recommendation by way of historians

• relationships among suggestion, housing and the center class

• hyperlinks among recommendation and gender

• suggestion and the teenage consumer

Design at Home is key studying for college students and students of cultural and social historical past, layout heritage, and cultural studies.

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