Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior

Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior

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Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior examines the interior as a qstageq upon which modern life and lifestyles are consciously fashioned and qperformedq, and from which modern identities are projected by and through design. Scholars from Europe, Canada, America and Australia present a range of interior environments--domestic interiors, sets for stage and film, exhibition spaces, art galleries, hotel lobbies, cafes and retail spaces--to explore each as an intersection of fashion, lifestyle and performance. Sharing the thesis that the fashionably dressed body and the interior can be seen as part of the same creative and expressive continuum, the essays highlight the ways in which interiors can give shape to and dramatize modern life.An international assessment of how the last 150 years of interior design have been influenced by the clothes people wear and the desire to create drama and social rituals.

Title:Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior
Author:Fiona Fisher, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Trevor Keeble, Brenda Martin
Publisher:Berg - 2011-11-22


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