Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the by Elizabeth Outka

By Elizabeth Outka

In an unheard of phenomenon that swept throughout Britain on the flip of the 19th century, writers, advertisers, and designers started to create and promote photographs of an real cultural realm satirically thought of outdoor undefined. Such pictures have been situated in nostalgic images of an idyllic, pre-industrial prior, in supposedly unique items now not derived from past traditions, and within the excellent of a purified aesthetic that may be separated from the mass industry. featuring a full of life, specific examine of what she phrases the "commodified authentic," Elizabeth Outka explores this important yet neglected improvement within the historical past of modernity with a piercing examine buyer tradition and the selling of authenticity in past due 19th- and early twentieth-century Britain.
The e-book brings jointly quite a lot of cultural resources, from the version cities of Bournville, Port solar, and Letchworth; to the structure of Edwin Lutyens and Selfridges division shop; to paintings via authors corresponding to Bernard Shaw, E. M. Forster, Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf.

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