Taste & Manners

Wooden and carved doll in an 18th century costume, made in England, in 1755-1760. © V&A


ASKE Katherine
The wealth and competitive elegance involved in fashionable dress in particular, were truly symbolic of the growing culture of refined sociability, luxury and consumerism.
Thursday, March 1, 1711. The first issue of The Spectator, 1711. Printed on both sides on a single sheet of paper. From the website: The Open Anthology of Literature in English.


KLEIN Lawrence E.
In the eighteenth century, the term ‘politeness’ became a powerful, if controverted, tool for thinking about and understanding social order and also for modelling and scripting social experience.

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