Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture

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In Edith Wharton s works, references to architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture, and fashion abound. As these essays demonstrate, art and objects are for Wharton evidence of cultural belief and reflect the values, assumptions, and customs of the burgeoning consumer culture in which she lived and about which she wrote. Furthermore, her meditations about issues of architecture, design, and decoration serve as important commentaries on her vision of the literary arts. In The Decoration of Houses she notes ...

Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture 2007, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817354190

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Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture 2007, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817315610

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