INTIMUS: Interior Design Theory Reader / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Walter Benjamin observed in his writings on the interior that 'tolive means to leave traces.' This interior design theory readerfocuses on just how such traces might manifest themselves. In orderto explore interior design's links to other disciplines, theselected texts reflect a wide range of interests extending beyondthe traditional confines of design and architecture. It isconceived as a matrix, which intersects social, political,psychological, philosophical, technological and gender discourse,with practice issues, such as materials, lighting, colour,furnishing, and the body. The anthology presents a complex andsometimes conflicting terrain, while also creating a distinct bodyof knowledge particular to the interior. Locating theory on theinterior through these multifarious sources, it encourages futurediscourse in an area often marginalised but now emerging in its ownright.
Within the reader individual excerpts are referenced to theirplace in the matrix and sequenced alphabetically. This organisingstrategy resists both a chronological and themed structure in orderto provoke associations and inferences between excerpts. In thisway the book offers the possibility of examining the interior frommultiple vantage points: a disciplinary focus, the spatial andphysical attributes of interiors, historical sequence, and topicalissue based. Excerpts from Thomas Hope, Catherine E. Beecher andHarriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton and Charles Eastlake providecontemporary nineteenth century accounts as the profession emerges,whereas Barbara Penner, Penny Sparke, Charles Rice, Georges Teyssotand Rebecca Houze offer re-interpretations of this period. Thecomplexities of the twentieth-century interior are revealed byRobyn Longhurst, Kevin Melchionne, George Wagner, John MacgregorWise, Joel Sanders and many others.
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About the Author
Julieanna Preston is a Senior Lecturer of Interior Design atthe College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, NewZealand. This book extends her interdisciplinary practice andcommitment to further developing interior design as a spatial artand intellectual endeavour.
Mark Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in architectural theoryand design studio at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.Recent publications include guest editor of SurfaceConsciousness (Wiley-Academy, 2003) and co-author of Momentsof Resistance (Archadia Press, 2002) with JulieannaPreston.
Table of Contents
Mark Taylor and Julieanna Preston.
The Partition of Space.
The Dialectics of Outside and Inside.
The Sterility of Perfection + The Rule Breaker’sSuccess.
Structures of Atmosphere.
A Christian House.
Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Thick Edge: Architectural Boundaries and SpatialFlows.
A Wall of Books: The Gender of Natural Colors in ModernArchitecture.
William W. Braham.
A House for Josephine Baker.
Bodies and Mirrors.
Ann C. Colley.
Movement and Myth: the Schröder House and TransformableLiving.
Michel de Certeau.
Suitability, Simplicity and Proportion.
Elsie de Wolfe.
On the Means by which Repose is Attainable inDecoration.
The Dining Room.
Charles L. Eastlake.
‘Decorators May be Compared to Doctors’.
Berggasse 19: Inside Freud’s Office.
Diana Fuss and Joel Sanders.
Toward a Feminist Poetics: Infection in the Sentence.
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar.
Woman’s Domestic Body.
Notes on Digital Nesting: a Poetics of EvolutionaryForm.
Faith and Virtuality: A Brief History of VirtualReality.
Thinking of Gadamer’s Floor.
Buildings and their Genotypes.
Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson.
Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
From Wiener Kunst im Hause to the WienerWerkstätte.
Wherever I Lay My Girlfriend, That’s My Home.
Lynda Johnston and Gill Valentine.
Interiors: Nineteenth-Century Essays on the‘Masculine’ and the ‘Feminine’Room.
Tables, Chairs, and Other Machines for Thinking.
On the Loss of (Dark) Inside Space.
Social, Spatial and Temporal Factors.
Roderick J. Lawrence.
Wiener Wohnkultur: Interior Design in Vienna,1910–1930.
(Re)presenting Shopping Centres and Bodies: Questions ofPregnancy.
The Tyranny of Taste.
Streamlining: The Aesthetics of Waste.
Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller.
The Architecture of Manners: Henry James, Edith Wharton andThe Mount.
‘House Beautiful’: Style and Consumption in theHome.
Ruth Madigan and Moira Munro.
Living in Glass Houses.
Colour and Method.
Ordering the World: Perceptions of Architecture, Space andTime.
Michael Parker Pearson and Colin Richards.
A World of Unmentionable Suffering.
A Kitchen as a Place to Be.
Making Charleston (1916–17).
The Clubs of St. James’s: Places of PublicPatriarchy.
Rethinking Histories of the Interior.
Designing the Dinner Party.
‘Hi Honey, I’m Home’.
Joyce Henri Robinson.
Productions of Incarceration: The Architecture of Daniel PaulSchreber.
Felicity D. Scott.
Ornament and Order.
‘The Things that Surround One’.
In Praise of Shadows.
Architecture and Interior: A Roam of One’s Own.
Boredom and Bedroom: The Suppression of the Habitual.
Henry David Thoreau.
The Chic Interior and the Feminine Modern.
Inside Fear: Secret Places and Hidden Spaces inDwellings.
The Pleasure of Architecture.
Domestic Doyennes: Purveyors of Atmospheres Spoken andVisual.
John C. Turpin.
The Lair of the Bachelor.
The Historical Tradition.
Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr..
Home: Territory and Identity.
J. Macgregor Wise.
The Material Value of Color: The Estate Agent’sTale.
D. J. B. Young.