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Ornament and Decoration

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the lobby of the Brooklyn Museum hangs a giant equestrian portrait in an elaborate gilt frame. Kehinde Wiley’s Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005; Fig. 86) riffs on a celebrated painting by Jacques-Louis David that two...

The Profession that Dare Not Speak its Name

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Interior design has the trappings of an established profession but not the associated status. Its practitioners, whether employers or employees, lack the confident self-regard of architects, doctors, lawyers, and members of every other...

The Art of Borrowing

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction This chapter looks at representation, focusing in particular on the role of drawing in the production and the practice of interior design. At one level this feels like a contradiction as it could be argued...

The Poetic Language of Interior Materials and Color

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... or a combination of light. It is the interplay of light with these elements that allows the user to experience color. Lois Swirnoff states,“It might be useful to state as a principle that color arises in the environment as a visual...

Modern History and Interior Design

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...From the Victorian era on, the modern dominates the history of interior design. The modern began as a dismissive label for contemporary interiors, then became the style of mainstream interior design, which in turn came under critical...

The Evolution of Workspace Design: From the Machine to the Network

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...All branches of interior design are shaped to an extent by their social, economic, and political histories. But there can be few areas of specialist practice so decisively molded by the powerful circumstances of their origins than modern...

Lives in Large Interiors

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance of photographer Justin Zhuang, who has patiently captured a slice of interior lives within Changi Airport and the underground subway stations in Singapore. Background...

Technology and the Interior

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction In his 1923 polemic Towards a New Architecture, Le Corbusier first proposed the notion that “the house is a machine for living in.” Le Corbusier, Towards a New Architecture, rev. ed. (London...

Surface Demonstrations, Neutral, Not So

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...How does an interior surface participate in the politics of neutrality? In 2009 I repaired the wall surfaces of a small institutional office space as a creative form of protest against the pervasive use of neutrality as a political position...

Interior Design, a Political Discipline

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction It is not unusual to observe that today, many of the certainties, both concrete and abstract, that we assume are the basis of our discipline are unsettled, displaced. Notions of progress, place, and meaning are all...