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Victorian Things [Hardcover]

Asa Briggs
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5 Oct 1988
A survey of Victorian material culture completing a trilogy with the author's two earlier studies, "Victorian Cities" and "Victorian People". The author examines the objects and the way in which they express and reflect the preoccupations of Victorian society. Sections include information on museums and exhibitions, spectacles and camera, commemorative artifacts, home furnishings and decoration, matches, hats, coal, stamps, telephones and typewriters. The book is intended to raise important theoretical issues in such areas as cultural anthropology, the history of taste, semiology and semiotics.


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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd; New edition edition (5 Oct 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071344519X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713445190
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 880,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Desperately needs illustrations 21 Jan 2013
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Masses of information but the lack of pictures is a real failure in an otherwise good guide to the Victorian period.
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