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Conspicuous consumption is a kind of behavior whose goal is to maintain or improve one’s social status or to document it outwardly (ostentatiously). The relationship between social position and the conspicuous expenditure required to establish it exercised both philosophers and legislators

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1. Definition Conspicuous  consumption  is a kind of behavior whose goal is to maintain or improve one’s social status or to document it outwardly (ostentatiously). The relationship between social position and the conspicuous expenditure required to

in Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

© koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2018 | doi: 10.1163/9789004354135_012 chapter 10 Conspicuous Consumption and Private Presses Revelatory Playthings explored the ludic role of the interactive print in popular devotion, while Reformation of Anatomy and Instrumentle auff Papir showed the applications

In: Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance