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Studios: Live (Red) Matter; Matisse’s L’Atelier Rouge

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Method Matters Since its creation in 1911, Henri Matisse’s l’Atelier Rouge (The Red Studio) has been the subject of criticism amongst art historians, most of whom attempt to contextualize its meaning and mastery (or lack thereof...

An Unknown Object of Four Dimensions

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Editor’s note: What follows is a typotranslation by Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk of Marcel Duchamp’s notes in the infinitive translated from the French by Jackie Matisse, Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk. The talk was not written...

“Flights of Unpractical Fancy”: Oriental Spaces at Sea from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...One important, but overlooked, part of a history of Oriental interiors to date is a consideration of the spaces within the ocean liner. The interior design of these ships makes a unique contribution to this volume on the Oriental...

Bedrooms: Corporeality and Subjectivity

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The bedroom, do not forget, is above all the asylum of mysterious actions, of large and small secrets, and the refuge of memories. In the home, it is a veritable sanctuary, the fateful place where powerful and humble alike find themselves...

Performing Abroad: British Tourists in Italy and their Practices, 1840–1914

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...An earlier version of parts of this chapter appeared in Journeys: an International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 2000; vol. 1, issues 1/2.Allen wrote a series of historical guides to Europe's leading cultural centers in which...

Dining Rooms: Measuring the Gap Between the Edwardians and the Moderns

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The Western ritual of dining developed around the fire pit. In search of light and warmth, humans gravitated continuously toward the glowing embers to eat, gather and converse. As civilizations developed, manners and etiquette dictated...

At the Edge of Propriety: Rolf de Maré and Nils Dardel at the Hildesborg Estate

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The Hallwyska Museet in central Stockholm stands as a grand and spectacular testament to the rich legacy of one of Sweden’s most illustrious family dynasties. Resplendent and ornate, the family home cum museum in Hamngatan houses interiors...

The Emergence and Diffusion of the Green Wedge Idea

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira is a reader in architecture and urbanism at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests include urban design theory, modern architecture history and exploring the relationship between modern planning ideas and landscape architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Green Wedge Urbanism : History, Theory and Contemporary Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the development of the green wedge idea from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the Second World War.This chapter is derived, in part, from an article published in Planning Perspectives on 25...

Glass visions

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In the early years of the twentieth century, no conceptual issue quite consumed the practice of architecture like the present and future possibilities of glass technology. Notably, during the heroic years of the modernist avant-garde...

Kitchens: From Warm Workshop to Kitchenscape

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the history of interior design, the kitchen is the most traditional room in the house, for it has evolved more slowly over the centuries than other spaces that are more on show. In peasant homes, it was the heart of everyday family life:...