Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

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Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural historians. Established scholars and emerging researchers shed light on the methodological issues that arise from the use of these sources to explore the history of the interior as a site in which everyday life is experienced and performed, and the ways in which contemporary architects and interior designers draw on personal and collective histories in their practice.The rich Venetian Red and iridescent Sea green of Garsingtona#39;s two ground floor drawing rooms were colours ... In her own memoirs, Ottoline wrote: Furnishing and decorating houses is a thing my friends like to think that I have a special talent ... Evidently, interior design was for Ottoline a prodigious and informed process.

Title:Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior
Author:Penny Sparke, Anne Massey
Publisher:Lund Humphries Publishers - 2013


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