Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 November 2010

288 Pages | 50 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719078637

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Material relations

Domestic interiors and middle-class families in England, 1850-1910

Jane Hamlett

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • Now available in paperback
  • Tells the story of nineteenth and early twentieth-century middle-class families by exploring the domestic spaces they inhabited and the material goods they prized
  • The first history of the significance of domestic objects in nineteenth-century emotional life: engagement gifts and wedding presents, the bridal trousseau, a child's first toys, the goods that were used to create memory and transmit meaning from beyond the grave
  • Uses novels, advice manuals and magazines, alongside sources for everyday use such as diaries, autobiographies, sale catalogues and inventories, wills and photographs

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