Domestic Interiors: Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Domestic Interiors: Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

By: Georgina Downey (editor)Paperback

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In the act of enclosing space and making rooms, we make and define our aspirations and identities. Taking a room by room approach, this fascinating volume explores how representations of domestic space have embodied changing spatial configurations and values, and considers how we see modern individuals in the process of making themselves 'at home'. Scholars from the US, UK and Australasia re-visit and re-think interiors by Bonnard, Matisse, Degas and Vuillard, as well as the great spaces of early modernity; the drawing room in Rossetti's house, hallways in Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Paris attic of the Brothers Goncourt; Schutte-Lihotzky's Frankfurt Kitchen, to explore how interior making has changed from the Victorian to the modern period. From the smallest room - the bathroom - to the spacious verandas of Singapore Deco, Domestic Interiors focuses on modern rooms 'imaged' and imagined, it builds a distinct body of knowledge around the interior, interiority, representation and modernity, and creates a rich resource for students and scholars in art, architecture and design history.

About Author

Georgina Downey is Visiting Research Fellow in Art History at the University of Adelaide, Australia.


List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction, Georgina Downey, University of Adelaide, Australia Verandas: Spaces without walls - the Veranda in Colonial Singapore, Brenda Martin, Kingston University London, UK Halls and Corridors: Spaces Between and Beyond, Trevor Keeble, Kingston University London, UK Drawing Rooms: A Backward Glance: Fashioning an Individual Drawing Room, Anne Anderson, University of Exeter, UK Dining Rooms: Measuring the Gap between the Edwardians and the Moderns, John Turpin, University of Washington State, USA Studios: Live (Red) Matter; Matisse's l'Atelier rouge, Julieanna Preston, Massey University, New Zealand Kitchens: from warm workshop to kitchenscape, Imma Forino, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Bathrooms: Plumbing the Canon: the bath tub nudes of Alfred Stevens, Edgar Degas, and Pierre Bonnard reconsidered, Georgina Downey, University of Adelaide, Australia Bedrooms: Corporeality and Subjectivity, Francesca Berry, University of Birmingham, UK Hidden Spaces: cavities, attics and cellars: Morbid secrets and threatening discoveries, Mark Taylor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Select Bibliography Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847889317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781847889317
  • weight: 394
  • ISBN10: 184788931X

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