To the Beau Monde

To the Beau Monde

Author: John Byrne

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ISBN: OCLC:191260571

Category: Boston (Mass.)

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The Beau Monde

The Beau Monde

In 1720, Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, received a letter from her friend, one Mrs Bradshaw, who airily declared, 'as to what amusements the beau monde find in the park or anywhere else I am an entire stranger .

Author: Hannah Greig

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191664014

Category: History

Page: 368

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Caricatured for extravagance, vanity, glamorous celebrity and, all too often, embroiled in scandal and gossip, 18th-century London's fashionable society had a well-deserved reputation for frivolity. But to be fashionable in 1700s London meant more than simply being well dressed. Fashion denoted membership of a new type of society - the beau monde, a world where status was no longer determined by coronets and countryseats alone but by the more nebulous qualification of metropolitan 'fashion'. Conspicuous consumption and display were crucial; the right address, the right dinner guests, the right possessions, the right jewels, the right seat at the opera. The Beau Monde leads us on a tour of this exciting new world, from court and parliament to London's parks, pleasure grounds, and private homes. From brash displays of diamond jewellery to the subtle complexities of political intrigue, we see how membership of the new elite was won, maintained - and sometimes lost. On the way, we meet a rich and colourful cast of characters, from the newly ennobled peer learning the ropes and the imposter trying to gain entry by means of clever fakery, to the exile banned for sexual indiscretion. Above all, as the story unfolds, we learn that being a Fashionable was about far more than simply being 'modish'. By the end of the century, it had become nothing less than the key to power and exclusivity in a changed world.
Categories: History

Beau Monde on Empire s Edge

Beau Monde on Empire  s Edge

In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian.

Author: Mayhill C. Fowler

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487513443

Category: History

Page: 304

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In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian. This collective biography showcases new aspects of the politics of cultural production in the Soviet Union by focusing on theater and on the multi-ethnic borderlands. Unlike their contemporaries in Moscow or Leningrad, these artists from the regions have been all but forgotten despite the quality of their art. Beau Monde restores the periphery to the center of Soviet culture. Sources in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Yiddish highlight the important multi-ethnic context and the challenges inherent in constructing Ukrainian culture in a place of Ukrainians, Russians, Poles, and Jews. Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge traces the growing overlap between the arts and the state in the early Soviet years, and explains the intertwining of politics and culture in the region today.
Categories: History

La Belle Sauvage Or a Progress Through the Beau Monde a Novel in Two Volumes

La Belle Sauvage  Or a Progress Through the Beau Monde  a Novel  in Two Volumes

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: M Lyttleton

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1341589803

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Page: 260

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Museum

Museum

Beau MondeNotes BEAU MONDE literally means 'beautiful world', but it also refers to an elite social milieu. The Macleay family were very much part of the beau monde of early Sydney, peopled by gentlemen-collectors, amateur naturalists ...

Author: Robyn Stacey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521874533

Category: Art

Page: 188

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Museum presents a new telling of the richness of Australia's natural history.
Categories: Art

Gender Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America 1700 1830

Gender  Taste  and Material Culture in Britain and North America  1700 1830

Leading the Fashion : The Material Culture of London's Beau Monde Hannah Greig HE CHARACTERIZATION OF London's beau monde as matchless masters of fashion is a compelling feature of eighteenth - century commentary .

Author: John Styles

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122855310

Category: Art

Page: 358

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Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This groundbreaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.
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A History of American Magazines 1850 1865

A History of American Magazines  1850 1865

1 TITLES : ( 1 ) Frank Leslie's Ladies ' Gazette of Fashion and Fancy Needlework , 1854–55 ; ( 2 ) Frank Leslie's Ladies ' Gazette of Fashion and the Beau Monde , 1855-56 ; ( 3 ) Frank Leslie's Gazette of Fashion and the Beau Monde ...

Author: Frank Luther Mott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674395514

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 646

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The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.
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A View of the Beau Monde

A View of the Beau Monde

In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.

Author: Multiple Contributors

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 1385890002

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Page: 66

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ Huntington Library T117408 London: printed for A. Dodd; and J. Jolyffe, 1731. [4],60p.; 8°
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