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Sweetening Colonialism: A Mauritian Themed Resort

Tim Edensor

Tim Edensor is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uma Kothari

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Introduction In this chapter, we explore the production of a themed resort in Mauritius, a tropical island located off the African coast east of Madagascar, in order to discuss critically the often dystopian view that themed space...

Orientalism and David Hockney’s Male-positive Imaginative Geographies

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Though it was probably never [Edward] Said’s intention, the unfortunate grammatical intersection of the discourse he called Orientalism with the genre of Orientalist painting, or those European paintings of foreign—especially now Middle...

Unlearning and learning

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remaking Cities : An Introduction to Urban Metrofitting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The concern of this chapter is the making of the transition from a critical agenda to a process of change. It will do this by specifically examining the underpinning of existing practices of learning, the need for unlearning and an emergent...

The All-Consuming House: Food and Architecture in Molly Keane’s Time after Time

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘Big House’ literature The ‘Big House’ has long been a term used colloquially in Ireland to refer to the homes of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, who, being descended from an older Protestant ruling...
...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...

Promoting the Colonial Empire through French Interior Design

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Here is traditional art and modern art. Here is rustic oak, bourgeois walnut, plush palisander, formal mahogany. And here the same is satinwood, elm burl, thuya, amboina burr and bois des îles made fashionable and which cause one to dream...

Paradise in the Parlor: Cozy Corners and Potted Palms in Western Interiors, 1880–1900

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...We may find ourselves surrounded with imagery of tropical luxuriance, while the forms and fragrance of real plants will complete the delusion.In the postcolonial early twenty-first century, much work still needs to be undertaken to fully...

The Excessive Trompe l’Oeil: The Saturated Interior in Tears of the Black Tiger

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is Professor of architecture at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael J. Ostwald

Michael J. Ostwald

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng, the Thai film Tears of the Black Tiger/Fa Thalai Jone (Sasanatieng, dir., 2000) occupies a contested position in the history of the cinema. Critically acclaimed and awarded at both European...

Verandas: Spaces Without Walls—The Veranda in Colonial Singapore

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Veranda: In architecture, most frequently, an open-walled, roofed porch at to the exterior of a domestic structure and usually surrounded by a railing. The word came into English through the Hindi verandā, but it is related to the Spanish...

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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

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...In her book on Oriental fables and fictions, Ros Ballaster’s central claim is that “narratives move,” trafficked through various networks, patterns and modes of circulation across both time and space (2007). In many ways, these stories...