Material Lives

Women Makers and Consumer Culture in the 18th Century

In an innovative reimagining of the relationship between production and consumption, Dyer guides readers through the material biographies of four women, shedding light on fashion history, material culture and the history of fashion and textile production and consumption. Les mer
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In an innovative reimagining of the relationship between production and consumption, Dyer guides readers through the material biographies of four women, shedding light on fashion history, material culture and the history of fashion and textile production and consumption.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Illustrations
List of Charts and Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: Making Material Lives
Material Life Writing
The Consumer Culture of Making
Four Material Lives

2. Material Accounting: A Sartorial Account Book
Barbara Johnson (1738-1825)
Educating Barbara Johnson
Accounting for Herself
Material Literacy
A Chronicle of Fashion

3. Dress of the Year: Watercolours
Ann Frankland Lewis (1757-1842)
Sartorial Timekeeping and the Fashion Plate
Accomplishment and Creative Practice
Society and Fashionable Display
Selfhood, Emotion and the Mourning Watercolours

4. Adorned in Silk: Dressed Prints
Sabine Winn (1734-1798)
Paper Textiles, Dress and the Dressed Print
Sabine Winn's Dressed Prints
Print and Making at Nostell

5. Fashions in Miniature: Dolls
Laetitia Powell (1741-1801)
The Powell Dolls
Mimetic Dolls and Miniature Selves
Dolls as Sartorial Social Narrators

6. Conclusion: Material Afterlives

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Om forfatteren

Serena Dyer is a historian of material culture, consumption and fashion. She is Lecturer in History of Design and Material Culture at De Montfort University, UK, an Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre. She was previously Curator of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK.