Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality
This text emphasizes the house museum as a modern construct and traces the history of ideas and images leading to its institutionalization in 20th-century France. This study analyzes representations of the homes of many French writers, arguing that the writer's home became an important part of the French patrimony.
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