Design At Home: Domestic Advice Books In Britain And The Usa Since 1945 by Grace Lees MaffeiDesign At Home: Domestic Advice Books In Britain And The Usa Since 1945 by Grace Lees Maffei

Design At Home: Domestic Advice Books In Britain And The Usa Since 1945

byGrace Lees MaffeiEditorGrace Lees Maffei

Hardcover | December 12, 2013

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Domestic advice literature is rich in information about design, ideals of domesticity, consumption and issues of identity, yet this literature remains a relatively neglected resource in comparison with magazines and film.

Design at Homebrings together etiquette, homemaking and home decoration advice as sources in the first systematic demonstration of the historical value of domestic advice literature as a genre of word and image, and a discourse of dominance. This book traces a transatlantic domestic dialogue between the UK and the US as the chapters explore issues of design, domesticity, consumption, social interaction and identity markers including class, gender and age.

Areas covered include:

' the use of domestic advice by historians

' relationships between advice, housing and the middle class

' links between advice and gender

' advice and the teenage consumer

Design at Homeis essential reading for students and scholars of cultural and social history, design history, and cultural studies.

Grace Lees-Maffeiis a Reader in Design History at the University of Hertfordshire and the Managing Editor of theJournal of Design History. She researches the mediation of design, editedWriting Design: Words and Objectsand co-editedMade in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian DesignandThe Design History Reader.
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Title:Design At Home: Domestic Advice Books In Britain And The Usa Since 1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 12, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415656699

ISBN - 13:9780415656696

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Table of Contents

Introduction -Defining a Genre:Domestic Advice Literature Part I 1. The Roots of Domestic Advice Literature  2. Real Ideals: Advice and Fiction Part II 3. From Decline and Fall to Rise and Sprawl: Advice for the Middle Classes  4.Easier Living?Lady Behave! Advice and Gender  5. Advice and theTeenage Consumerat Home Conclusion