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Georgians revealed : life, style and the making of modern Britain / Moira Goff, John Goldfinch, Karen Limper-Herz and Helen Peden ; with an introduction by Amanda Goodrich.

Author/Creator:
Goff, Moira author.
Publication:
London : The British Library, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm.
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Subjects:
Hanover, House of -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837 -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
British Library -- Exhibitions.
Summary:
For over a hundred years (1714 - 1830) a King George sat on the British throne. It was a time of transformation, as cities grew, industry thrived and trade expanded round the world. New prosperity was celebrated in great country houses and beautifully landscaped gardens, while taste and elegance drove social etiquette and fostered a new consumer boom. Travel became easier, from Grand Tours for the rich to journeys by stagecoach or private carriage for others, encouraging the spread of fashions and ideas. An explosion in print culture also brought new horizons, as an increasingly literate society devoured newspapers, satirical pamphlets, magazines and the newly emerging novel form. Yet what do we really know about the people of this Augustan age, whose beliefs and preoccupations have so influenced our own? 'Georgians Revealed' explores the realities of their daily lives through a fascinating variety of objects, from playbills to porcelain, architects' plans to fashion plates.0Exhibition: British Library, London, UK (8.11.2013-11.3.2014).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 166) and index.
"For over a hundred years (1714-1830) a King George sat on the British throne. It was a time of transformation, as cities grew, trade expanded and taste and elegance fostered a great consumer boom. Yet what do we really know about the people of this age of innovation? Georgians Revealed explores the realities of their daily lives through a fascinating variety of objects, from playbills to porcelain, architects' plans to fashion plates."
"On the occasion of the British Library exhibition Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain 8 November 2013-11 March 2014."
Contributor:
Goldfinch, John, author.
Limper-Herz, Karen, author.
Peden, Helen, author.
ISBN:
9780712357142 (paperback)
0712357149 (paperback)
9780712357135
0712357130
OCLC:
865163612