Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920 by Simon J. Bronner

Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920 by Simon J. Bronner

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An examination of the consumer way of life in America as it unfolded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It traces how Americans came to value the pursuit of status objects and to rely on accumulating goods to measure cultural identity.

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How did the consumer system develop to pervade the whole of American culture? The rise of American mass culture helped to spread consumerism, turning the country into a nation of consumers. This volume examines the consumer way of life in America as it unfolded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It traces how Americans came to value the pursuit of status objects and to rely on accumulating goods to measure cultural identity. Art, literature, advertisements, amusements, furnishings, fairs, hotels, museums, schools and shops tell a story of cultural change and the figures, events and institutions that projected new visions of what was desirable.

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SKU GOR005887145
Title Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920
Author By (author) Simon J. Bronner
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0393027090
ISBN 13 9780393027099
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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How did the consumer system develop to pervade the whole of American culture? The rise of American mass culture helped to spread consumerism, turning the country into a nation of consumers. This volume examines the consumer way of life in America as it unfolded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It traces how Americans came to value the pursuit of status objects and to rely on accumulating goods to measure cultural identity. Art, literature, advertisements, amusements, furnishings, fairs, hotels, museums, schools and shops tell a story of cultural change and the figures, events and institutions that projected new visions of what was desirable.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005887145
Title Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920
Author By (author) Simon J. Bronner
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0393027090
ISBN 13 9780393027099
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No