Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum is the first book to emphasize the house museum as a modern construct, and to trace the history of ideas and images leading to its institutionalization in twentieth-century France. This study analyzes newspaper and magazine representations of the homes of Corneille, Hugo, Balzac, Dumas, Sand, Zola, Loti, Montesquiou, MallarmAc, and Proust, among others, arguing that the writer's home became an important part of the French patrimony in the last decades of the nineteenth century.I borrow the term aartistic housea from an 1883 American publication of the same name: flrtistic Houses: Being a Series of ... It is perhaps no surprise that some of the best works about interior decoration at the time came from writers like Poeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914)|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012|