Art and Culture 

The Living Room: Family Scenes

Luis Fernández-Galiano 

Dióscoro T. de la Puebla, De prueba, 1878

In the living room, the family recognizes and presents itself. It can be a setting for everyday life or a place for receiving visitors, but in both cases the family chooses it as the scene for the representation, to itself and to others, of its values, its codes, and its preferences: moral principles, social norms, and aesthetic tastes converge in the libretto of the comedy of manners of the family in the living room...

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