From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart

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Based on the reading of more than 100 domestic advice manuals written from the late 19th century to the present, this book traces the changing trends, ideals, and fantasies of domestic advice these works offered women and explores the enduring appeal of the genre.Indian baskets represented hard work and a simple culture, both things that Priestman wanted to bring into her house-decorating plans. ... Charlotte Calkins, in her call for national leadership in design, argued that the Pueblo cliff dwellings represented the only truly American architecture. ... Architect Mary Jane Colter used Pueblo ideas in creating houses and train stations for the Fred Harvey Company.

Title:From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart
Author:Sarah Leavitt
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2002


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