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France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety$
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Theodore Zeldin

Print publication date: 1977

Print ISBN-13: 9780198221258

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.001.0001

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Fashion and Beauty

Fashion and Beauty

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(p.420) 10. Fashion and Beauty
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France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety
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Theodore Zeldin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.003.0010

This chapter begins with a discussion of furniture and how it is a particularly valuable indicator of national taste. It then turns to fashions in clothes, painting, and music. It suggests that ideas of beauty were moving in two opposing directions simultaneously: the increasing individualism of artists was paralleled by strong pressures, on the side of their public, in favour of conformist taste. These pressures can be understood more clearly if we look at the newspapers, which acted as the intermediaries between the two.

Keywords:   furniture-making, national taste, clothes, painting, music

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