Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

by Victoria Rosner
     
 

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231133050
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2008
Series:
Gender and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Kitchen Table Modernism2. Frames3. Thresholds4. Studies5. InteriorsNotesWorks CitedIndex

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