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Manchester University Press

English - 236 pages - ISBN-10: 0719067294 - ISBN-13: 9780719067297

5/5 by 74 votes


This fascinating collection provides a chronologically arranged set of case studies looking at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female 'home makers' in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernise their homes, as well as the contributions of early professional (female) 'interior decorators', and later (male) 'interior designers'. It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, ocean-going liners or modern offices as well as public institutions such as hospitals or naval training establishments. Interior design and identity examines interior design in relation to the changing identities of its practitioners, its inhabitants and of the furnishings, focussing on the ways in which cultural values came to be embedded in the spaces which people inhabited and made their own. Issues relating to interiority, gender and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered, opening up a new level of design historical enquiry.

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Kelly Walker

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Craig Demotte

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Samantha Cunningham

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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