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From Photographic Fragments to Architectural Illusions at the 1929 Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...During the mid-1920s a small group of artists and architects from Barcelona traveled across Spain photographing and sketching the nation's architecture. Their pictorial records, souvenirs of their research, formed the basis for the plans...

The Art Of The Well-Tempered Lecture

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...According to a reported account in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, published in January 1925, the architect Le Corbusier began his lectures in 1924 by projecting 100 glass transparencies, divided into five sequences...

Mallet-Stevens, Modern Design, and French Cinema

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...After the First World War, as France entered the 1920s, prewar experiments in the arts were taken up with renewed intensity and Paris reclaimed its aesthetic preeminence. Art Nouveau, the Vienna Secessionist style, Futurism...

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

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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...

“Un Bel Atelier Moderne:” The Montparnasse Artist at Home

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In 1925, an article about studio-houses in the rue Cassini, Montparnasse, concluded: “We hear that there are charming things inside, but respectful of the privacy of these ‘homes’ of artists, we have not spoken of them” (...
...The Bloomsbury aesthetic of E. M. Forster that such critics as S. P. Rosenbaum and Ann Banfield identify in their analysis of the modernist movement of literary impressionism has long established the philosophical and aesthetic...

Housing the New Dandy: Designing Lifestyle in Monsieur Magazine, 1920–1924

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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Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...During the five years of its publication (1920–1924), Europe’s first men’s fashion magazine, Monsieur, established itself as the uncontested arbiter of sartorial savoir-faire and stylish living for the French man. More specifically...

Bathrooms: Plumbing the Canon—The Bathtub Nudes of Alfred Stevens, Edgar Degas and Pierre Bonnard Reconsidered

Georgina Downey

Georgina Downey is an independent scholar and Visiting Fellow in the graduate art history program at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European painting eroticized images of female bath time are so pervasive that American art historian Linda Nochlin, in Bathers, Bodies, Beauty, is given pause, wondering, ‘Why...

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

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...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...
...On 28 September 1930, the Italian fascist regime launched its very first annual Festa dell’Uva (Grape Festival), a large nationwide campaign that required citizens to celebrate the Italian fruit and to augment the consumption of grapes....