Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources


Interior Design and Architexture: Critical and Primary Sources offers a comprehensive collection of reference essential to anyone wishing to gain a critical understanding of interior design. Gathering historical and contemporary texts from a wide-ranging number of sources, the volumes provide a key resource in understanding and studying the past and future directions of interior design.

The four volumes  bring together over 100 essays and papers from Asia, Europe and ...

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Interior Design and Architexture: Critical and Primary Sources offers a comprehensive collection of reference essential to anyone wishing to gain a critical understanding of interior design. Gathering historical and contemporary texts from a wide-ranging number of sources, the volumes provide a key resource in understanding and studying the past and future directions of interior design.

The four volumes  bring together over 100 essays and papers from Asia, Europe and North  America, covering disciplinary origins in decoration and furnishing,  through to recent enquiry into digital interactive spaces and virtual  environments. The range of historical, theoretical and methodological  approaches examines the social formation and spatial arrangements of  interiors as they shift from the sensuous and emotive to the spatial  politics of homogenised modernist terrain.

Ordered thematically,  the volumes cover Design Awareness, Sensory Expectation, Cinematic  Engagement and Public Interaction. Each volume is separately introduced  and the essays structured into coherent sections on specific themes.

Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources will prove a major scholarly resource for researchers involved in the study of the interior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847889294
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 4.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Taylor is Professor of  Architecture at University of Newcastle, Australia. His research is  widely published in journals and books and he is editor of Surface Consciousness and co-editor with Julieanna Preston of Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader.
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Table of Contents

Introduction, Mark Taylor
Part One: Aesthetic and Scientific Advice
Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details, Charles Eastlake, 1868
The Art of Decoration, Mary Eliza Haweis, 1881
Employment for Girls: House Decoration, Agnes Garrett, 1888
How to Decorate a House, Mrs Oscar Wilde, 1895
'Decorators  may be Compared to Doctors', An analysis of Rhoda and Agnes Garrett's  'Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork and Furniture'  (1896), Emma Ferry, 2003
Edith Wharton, 'The Decoration of Houses', and Gender in Turn-of-the-Century-America, Vanessa Chase, 1996
The House Beautiful: A Reconstruction of Oscar Wilde's American Lecture, Kevin H. F. O'Brien, 1974
The House in Good Taste, Elsie de Wolfe, 1913
Efficient Housekeeping, Christine Frederick, 1915
The Art of the House, Rosamund Marriott Watson, 1897
Part Two: Modernity and Designed Interiors
The  New Interior Decoration: An Introduction to its Principles, and  International Survey of its Methods, Dorothy Todd and Raymond Mortimer,  1929
The Personality of the House, Emily Post, 1930
Louis-Philippe or the Interior, Walter Benjamin, 1935
The  Bachelor Pad as Cultural Icon Masculinity, Consumption and Interior  Design in American Men's Magazines, 1930-65, Bill Osgerby, 2005
Playboy's Penthouse Apartment, Playboy, 1956
Public Interiors, Misha Black, 1960
Interior Design, Dianna Rowntree, 1964
Billy Baldwin Decorates, Billy Baldwin, 1972
Part Three: Political Intentions
'Out of my Kitchen!' Architecture, Gender and Domestic Efficiency, Irene Cieraad, 2002
Two Utopian feminists and their Campaigns for Kitchenless Houses, Dolores Hayden, 1978
Intrusion and Reconfiguration in Occupied Territories, Terry Meade, 2007
Curtain Wars: Architects, Decorators, and the 20th-Century Domestic Interior, Joel Sanders, 2002
'Closets, Clothes, Disclosure', Henry Urbach, 1996
Interiors, District Six, c 1950, Shamil Jeppe, 1998
Part Four: Theoretical Formulations
Surface Effects: Borromini, Semper, Loos, Andrew Benjamin, 2006
Diagramming the Interior, Mark Taylor, 2010
The System of Objects, Jean Baudrillard, 1996
The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, 1958
Occupations of Interior Surface, Julieanna Preston, 2009
Introduction, Mark Taylor
Part One: Home
Interiors: nineteenth-century essays on the 'masculine' and the 'feminine' room, Juliet Kinchin, 1996
Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London, Sharon Marcus, 1999
A/Partments, Mark Rakatansky, 1998
Inside Fear: Secret Places and Hidden Spaces in Dwellings, Anne Troutman, 1997
Part Two: Interiority
Art Nouveau in France: Politics, Psychology, and Style, Debora L. Silverman, 1989
Boredom and Bedroom: The Suppression of the Habitual, Georges Teyssot, 1996
Psyche and Sympathy: Staging Interiority in the early Modern Home, Susan Sidlauskas, 1996
Part Three: Seduction and Sensation
La Petit Maison, Jean-François de Bastide, 1879
The Genius of Architecture; or, the Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations, Nicolas le Camus de Mézières, 1780
The Velvet Touch: Fashion, Furniture, and the Fabric of the Interior, Freyja Hartzell, 2009
The Female Philosophe in the Closet: The Cabinet and the Senses in French Erotic Novels, 1740-1800, Diane Berrett Brown, 2009
'Ce Lieu de delices: Art and Imitation in the French Libertine Cabinet', Paul J. Young, 2008
Part Four: Culture and Identity
Home Territories: Media, Identity and Mobility, David Morley, 2000
'Furnished  in English Style: Anglicization of local elite domestic interiors in  Ceylon (Sri Lanka), c1850-1910', Robin D Jones, 2004
A life of Longing behind the Bedroom Door: Adolescent Space and the Makings of Private Identity, Jo Croft, 2006
Culture and Comfort: Parlour Making and Middle-class Identity 1850-1930, Katherine Grier, 1997
The Domestic Interior and the Construction of Self: The New York Homes of Elsie de Wolfe, Penny Sparke, 2004
Woman's Domestic Body: The Conceptual Conflation of Women and Interiors in the Industrial Age, Beverly Gordon, 1996
Designing Women: Gender, Sexuality and the Interior Decorator, c. 1890-1940, Peter McNeil, 1994
'The Importance of Not Being Ernest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People', Paulette Singley, 1998
.A Queer Analysis of Eileen Gray's E 1027, Katarina Bonnevier, 2005
The Traditional Malay Architecture: between aesthetics and symbolism, Mohd Sabrizaa Abd Rashid and Sufian Che Amat, 2008
Introduction, Mark Taylor
Part One: Filmic Space
The Office: 1950 to the Present, Christopher Budd, 2001
Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film, Giuliana Bruno, 2002
Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film and the City, Katherine Shonfield, 2000
'Anthropology at Home': Domestic Interiors in British Film and Fiction of the 1930s and 1940s, Rod Mengham, 2006
Pandora: Topographies of the Mask and Curiosity, Laura Mulvey, 1992
Close Encounter, Withdrawn Effects, Simone Brott, 2008
On Location: The Imagined Private Interior in Public Life, Gini Lee, 2009
Part Two: Literary Inscriptions
The Interior as Aesthetic Refuge: Edmond de Goncourt's La maison d'un artiste, Diana Periton, 2004
Eros & Psyche: The Representation of Personality in Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot, Karen Chase, 1984
Reading the House: A Literary Perspective, Kathy Mezei and Chiara Briganti, 2002
Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: Women Work and Home, Monica F Cohen, 1998
1Mistress of the House: Women of Property in the Victorian Novel, Tim Dolin, 1997
1A Rebours, J K Huysmans, 1884
1Virginia Woolf: The Frames of Art and Life, C Ruth Miller, 1989
1Troubled Places: Domestic Space in Graphic Novels, Jeff Adams, 2006
1Plainwork (Writing), Linda Marie Walker, 2005
Part Three: Artistic Practice
The Subversive Hearth: The Installation of the Domiciled Artist, Margaret Baguley, 2003
Lived Perspectives: The Art of the French Nineteenth Century Interior, Francesca Berry, 2006
1Maisons d'artistes: Sympathetic Frame and Wandering Aesthetic, Georgina Downey, 2010
Jen-Michel Frank: The Surrealist Interior, Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, 2007
.Domestic Disturbances: Challenging the Anti-domestic Modern, Christopher Reed, 2002
The Illusory Interior, Ghislaine Wood, 2007
Part Four: Photographic Representation
Photography's Veil: Reading Gender and Loos' Interiors, Charles Rice, 2005
Master Bedrooms, Master Narratives: Home, Homosexuality and Post-War Art, Kenneth Silver, 1996
Eugène Atget and the Fin de Siècle Interior: Revelatory Excess, Katie Hartsough Brion, 2006
Introduction, Mark Taylor
Part One: Spectatorship and the Public Realm
The Mass Ornament, Siegfried Kracauer, 1995
Nationalism and Design at the End of Empire: Interior Design and the Ocean Liner, Anne Massey, 2009
"A New Era of Shopping": The Promotion of Women's Pleasure in London's West End, 1909-14, Erika D. Rappaport, 1995
The Ins and Outs of the Hall: A Parisian Example, Céline Rosselin, 1999
Ignored or Repressed: Reconstructing the Missing Interior in 'Learning from Las Vegas', Michael J Ostwald, 2010
Privacy and Supervision in the Modernised Public House 1872-1902, Fiona Fisher, 2009
Localizing  the Universal Values of Christianity in Local Church Design of  Indonesia: Towards Sustainability, Krismanto Kusbiantoro, 2010
Part Two: Exhibition and the Temporary Space
A Distorted Mirror: The Exhibition of the Herbert Ward Collection of Africana, Mary Jo Arnoldi, 1992
Between Representation and the Mirror: Tactics for Interiorisation, Suzie Attiwill, 2008
Shrines, Curiosities, and the Rhetoric of Display, Stephen Bann, 1995
Cinematic Spectatorship Before the Apparatus: The Public Taste for Reality in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Vanessa R Schwartz, 1995
Uncertain Sights: Owen Jones' Improvements for the Crystal Palace Interior, Karen Burns, 2006
Part Three: Scenographic Space
The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London, Jane Rendell, 2002
 Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography, Arnold Aronson, 2005
Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-1955, Lynn Spigel, 1992
Part Four: Game Worlds and Ludic Space
 Architecture, Space and Gameplay in World of Warcraft and Battle for Middle Earth 2, Georgia Leigh McGregor, 2006
Games as Inhabited Spaces, Bernadette Flynn, 2004
Signifying Play: The Sims and the Sociology of Interior Design, Charles Paulk, 2006
The Construction of Ludic Space, Ernest Adams, 2003
Part Five: Digital and Interactive Interiors
Immaterial Culture: The Interior Environment Repositioned, Tara Roscoe, 2007
Architecture, Liquid, Gas, Ole Baumen, 2005
Terrain Vague: Interactive Space and the Housescape, Michael Weinstock, 2005
Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience and Critical Design, Anthony Dunne, 1999
General index for all four volumes

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