Designing the Modern Interior: From The Victorians To Today

Designing the Modern Interior: From The Victorians To Today


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Designing the Modern Interior reveals how the design of the inside spaces of our homes and public buildings is shaped by and shapes our modern culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350106390
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.45(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Penny Sparke is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) at Kingston University and author of Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration and An Introduction to Design and Culture: 1900 to the Present.
Anne Massey is Professor of Design History at Kingston University and author of Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat and Interior Design since 1900.
Trevor Keeble is Head of the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University.
Brenda Martin is the Curator of the Dorich House Museum at Kingston University.

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Penny Sparke * PART ONE: THE LATE-NINETEENTH-CENTURY INTERIOR (1870-1900) * Introduction: Emma Ferry * 1. Plate Glass and Progress: Victorian Modernity at Home, Trevor Keeble, Kingston University * 2. Privacy and Supervision in the Modernised Public House Interior 1872-1902, Fiona Fisher, Kingston University * 3. The German Interior at the End of the Nineteenth Century Sabine Wieber, Roehampton University * PART TWO: THE EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY INTERIOR (1900-1940) * Introduction: Penny Sparke * 4. Taking Amusement Seriously: Modern Design in the Twenties, Christopher Reed, Lake Forest College, Chicago * 5. 'The scene in which the daily drama of personal life takes place': Towards the Modern Interior in early 1930s Britain, Elizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University * 6. The Modern Interior as the Geography of Image, Space and Subject, Irene Nierhaus, Bremen University, Germany * 7. 'Leaving Traces'. Anonymity in the Modernist House, Hilde Heynen, KU Leuven Universitat, Belgium * 8. The Geography of the Diagram: The Rose Seidler House, Charles Rice, University of New South Wales, Sydney * PART THREE: THE MID-TWENTIETH-CENTURY INTERIOR (1940-1970) * Introduction: Penny Sparke * 9. Hans Scharoun and the Interior, Peter Blundell Jones, The Univrsity of Sheffield * 10. New Environments for Modern Living: 'At Home' with the Eameses, Pat Kirkham, The Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York * 11. Italy's New Domestic Landscape, 1945-1972, Penny Sparke, Kingston University * 12. Ocean Liners, Resort Hotels and the Architecture of Leisure, Alice T. Friedman, Wellesley College, Massachusetts * 13. Nationalism and Design at the End of Empire, Anne Massey, Kingston University * PART FOUR: THE LATE-TWENTIETH-CENTURY INTERIOR (1970 – present) * Introduction: Trevor Keeble * 14. The Dark Side of the Modern Home, David Crowley, Royal College of Art * 15. Locating the Modern Impulse within the Japanese Love Hotel, Sarah Chaplin, Kingston University * 16. The Contemporary Interior: Trajectories of Biography and Style, Alison J. Clarke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna * 17. Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED): Encouraging Sustainable Living in the UK, Anne Chick, Kingston University * Endnotes * Bibliography * Index

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