Consuming visions : accumulation and display of goods in America, 1880-1920 / edited by Simon J. Bronner.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




vii, 391 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Display of merchandise History.
Advertising, Point-of-sale Social aspects History.
Consumer behavior History.


Bronner, Simon J.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.


Reading consumer culture / Simon J. Bronner -- The Victorian jeremiad : critics of accumulation and display / Michael Barton -- Beyond Veblen : rethinking consumer culture in America / Jackson Lears -- Strategists of display and the production of desire / William Leach -- A house of fiction : domestic interiors and the commodity aesthetic / Jean-Christophe Agnew -- From parlor to living room : domestic space, interior decoration, and the culture of personality / Karen Halttunen -- The culture of imperial abundance : world's fairs in the making of American culture / Robert W. Rydell -- Object lessons : the work of ethnological museums and collections / Simon J. Bronner -- The collecting self and American youth movements / Jay Mechling -- The evolution of public space in New York City : the commercial showcase of America / William R. Taylor -- Life, literature, and sociology in turn-of-the-century Chicago / Eugene Rochberg-Halton -- Country stores, county fairs, and mail-order catalogues : consumption in rural America / Thomas J. Schlereth.


New York : Norton

Publisher Series

A Winterthur book


vii, 391 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


"Published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware."
Series from jacket.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rodris Roth Library.


0393027090 :
0393960021 (pbk.)

Call Number

Roth HF5845.C68 1989


United States


1st ed.