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Interior Design and Identity : Studies in Design (Paperback) - Susie McKellar

Interior Design and Identity

Studies in Design (Paperback)

By: Kim Latham, Susie McKellar (Editor), Penny Sparke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th August 2004
ISBN: 9780719067297
Number Of Pages: 232

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This chronologically arranged set of case studies looks at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth-century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female "home makers" in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernize their homes as well as the contributions of early professional (female) "interior decorators," and later, (male) "interior designers." It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, cruise ships or modern offices. Issues relating to interiority, gender, and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered opening up a new level of design historical enquiry.

Women's creativity and display in the eighteenth-century British interior
Comfort and gentility: Furnishings by Gillows, Lancaster, 1840-1855
A semblance of home: Mental asylum interiors, 1880-1914
The domestic interior and the construction of self: The New York homes of Elsie de Wolfe
Chintz, swags and bows: The myth of English country house style, 1930-1990
The role of the interior in constructing notions of class and status: A case-study of Brittania Royal Naval College Dartmouth, 1905-1939
Feminine spaces, modern experiences: The design and display strategies of British hairdressing salons in the 1920s and 1930s
Pragmatism and pluralism: The interior decoration of the 'Queen Mary'
'Constructing contemporary': Common-sense approaches to 'going modern' in the 1950s
After modernism: The contemporary office environment
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ISBN: 9780719067297
ISBN-10: 0719067294
Series: Studies in Design (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 26th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 16.41  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.34