Writing Tables and Reading Chairs: verbal-textual-intertextual representations of furniture in the nineteenth century

Ferry, Emma Writing Tables and Reading Chairs: verbal-textual-intertextual representations of furniture in the nineteenth century. In: A Cultural History of Furniture: The Age of Empire and Industry. The Cultural Histories Series, 5 . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 1472577892 / 978-1472577894 (In Press)

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Abstract

Furniture is an artifact so what can it tell us about culture? What social, religious, political and economic factors have shaped its form and functions? How does furniture demonstrate the transformations in private and public life across time and cultures? In a work that spans 4,500 years, 70 experts chart across six volumes the changing cultural framework within which furniture was designed, produced, and used. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole and, to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (2500 BCE - 500 CE); 2 - Middle Ages and Renaissance (500 - 1500); 3 - Age of Exploration (1500 - 1700); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1700 - 1800); 5 - Age of Empire and Industry (1800 - 1900); 6 - Modern Age (1900 - present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: Design and Motifs; Makers, Making, and Materials; Types and Uses; The Domestic Setting; The Public Setting; Exhibition and Display; Furniture and Architecture; Visual Representations; and Verbal Representations. The total extent of the pack is approximately 1,344 pages. Each volume opens with a Series Preface, an Introduction, and Notes on Contributors and concludes with Notes, Bibliography, and an Index.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Due for publication 30.02.2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design: Furniture: History of Design; Art; Society; Aesthetics
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Constructed Environments
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 16:17
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 16:17
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7691

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