Antoine Lilti
Figurespubliques. L’Invention de la célébrité. 1750–1850 (Public Figures. The Invention of Celebrity. 1750-1850)


Frequently perceived as a characteristic of modern culture, the phenomenon of celebrity has much older roots. In this book Antoine Liltishows that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films, yellow journalism, and television, and then flourished during the Romantic period on both sides of the Atlantic.  

ISBN 978-5-89059-316-0