Revealing The Home:
Consumers and the Domestic Setting
Once objects have been designed and marketed, they are ready for the consumer. A modern consumer society with an increasing demand for goods took root in America in the 1700s. During the same time period, economic growth allowed Americans to afford more objects for their homes and environments. Many types of library materials, from garden manuals to photographs, document the choices that were available in landscape design, architecture, and room interiors. Library materials also reveal what products were actually chosen for American domestic settings.