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The Resource Luxury : a rich history, Peter McNeil & Giorgio Riello

Luxury : a rich history, Peter McNeil & Giorgio Riello

Label
Luxury : a rich history
Title
Luxury
Title remainder
a rich history
Statement of responsibility
Peter McNeil & Giorgio Riello
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world obsessed by luxury. Long-distance airlines compete to offer first-class 'sleeping experiences' and hotels recommend exclusive suites where you are never disturbed. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet. More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon. Today's obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, for example, luxury was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. In the eighteenth century, luxury was at the centre of philosophical debates over its role in shaping people's desires and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph today, with the growth of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization. From palaces to penthouses, from courture fashion to lavish jewellery, from handbags to red wine, from fast cars to easy money, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello present the first ever global history of luxury, from first-century Romans to twenty-first-century Russian oligarchs: a sparkling and ever-changing story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence. --
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1966-
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McNeil, Peter
Dewey number
330.1609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Riello, Giorgio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich people
  • Leisure class
  • Quality of life
  • Economic history
  • Luxury goods industry
  • Luxury
  • Luxuries
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Affluent consumers
  • Material culture
  • Luxury
  • Luxury goods industry
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Wealth
Label
Luxury : a rich history, Peter McNeil & Giorgio Riello
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Luxury Capitalism: The Magic World of the Luxury Brands
  • Conclusion: Luxury: Towards a Richer History
  • Introduction: Luxury: A Rich History and a History of Riches
  • Luxury, Antiquity, and the Allure of the Antique
  • Luxury, the Church, and the Court in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Luxury and the Exotic: The Appeal of the Orient
  • Housing Luxury: From the Hôtel Particulier to the Manhattan Cooperatives
  • Luxury and Decadence at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Between False Poverty and Old Opulence: Luxury Society in the Twentieth Century
  • Everything That Money Can Buy? Understanding Contemporary Luxury
Control code
ocn925499971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780199663248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925499971
Label
Luxury : a rich history, Peter McNeil & Giorgio Riello
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Luxury Capitalism: The Magic World of the Luxury Brands
  • Conclusion: Luxury: Towards a Richer History
  • Introduction: Luxury: A Rich History and a History of Riches
  • Luxury, Antiquity, and the Allure of the Antique
  • Luxury, the Church, and the Court in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Luxury and the Exotic: The Appeal of the Orient
  • Housing Luxury: From the Hôtel Particulier to the Manhattan Cooperatives
  • Luxury and Decadence at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Between False Poverty and Old Opulence: Luxury Society in the Twentieth Century
  • Everything That Money Can Buy? Understanding Contemporary Luxury
Control code
ocn925499971
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780199663248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925499971

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