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Marianne in the MarketEnvisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France$
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Lisa Tiersten

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225299

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225299.001.0001

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The Chic Interior

The Chic Interior

Marketplace Modernism in the Bourgeois Home

(p.150) Chapter 5 The Chic Interior
Marianne in the Market

Lisa Tiersten

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on marketplace modernism in the bourgeois home in Paris, France, during the late nineteenth century. It discusses the feminization of interior decorating and explains that the bourgeois home had become the epicenter of artistic consumption and marketplace modernism by the 1880s and 1890s. It argues that the concept of the consumer as disinterested agent was most fully realized in the bourgeois home of the fin de siècle, where the middle-class woman's role in the market converged with her domestic identity.

Keywords:   marketplace modernism, bourgeois home, Paris, France, interior decorating, artistic consumption, middle-class woman, domestic identity

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