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We stay in a world obsessed by luxurious. Lengthy-distance airways compete to supply first-class sleeping experiences and accommodations suggest unique suites the place you might be by no means disturbed. Luxurious is a quickly altering world trade that makes the headlines every day in our newspapers and on the web. Greater than ever, luxurious is a pervasive presence within the cultural and financial lifetime of the West – and more and more too within the rising super-economies of Asia and Latin America.
But luxurious is hardly a brand new phenomenon. At present’s obsession with luxurious manufacturers and companies is simply one of many many manifestations that luxurious has assumed. Within the center ages and the Renaissance, for instance, luxurious was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. Within the eighteenth century luxurious was on the centre of philosophical debates over its position in shaping folks’s wishes and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph at present, with the expansion of the worldwide super-rich and growing wealth polarization.
From palaces to penthouses, from couture style to lavish jewelry, from purses to pink wine, from quick vehicles to simple cash, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello current the primary ever world historical past of luxurious, from the Romans to the twenty-first century: a glowing and ever-changing story of extravagance, extra, novelty, and indulgence.
Writer : OUP Oxford; Illustrated version (26 Could 2016)
Language : English
Hardcover : 368 pages
ISBN-10 : 0199663246
ISBN-13 : 978-0199663248
Dimensions : 23.62 x 2.29 x 16.26 cm