Sketches of the Nineteenth Century

Sketches of the Nineteenth Century

Author: M. Lauster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230210974

Category: History

Page: 366

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This book discusses the visual and verbal city sketches which proliferated during the 'journalistic revolution' of the 1830s and 1840s. It shows how sketches transformed models of visual and printed media and of life science into a unique kind of sociology, presenting a self-critique of the middle class on the brink of industrial modernity.

The Invention of the Restaurant

The Invention of the Restaurant

Author: Rebecca L. Spang

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674244016

Category: History

Page: 368

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As Spang explains, during the 1760s and 1770s, sensitive, self-described sufferers made public show of their delicacy by going to the new establishments known as “restaurateurs’ rooms” to sip bouillons. But these locations soon became sites for extending frugal, politically correct hospitality and later became symbols of aristocratic greed.