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The Decadent Interior as Modern Lesbian Aesthetic

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...When Winnaretta Singer (1865–1943), the American heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, wished to secure a place for herself in Parisian high society in the late 1880s, she turned to Count Robert de Montesquiou for advice...

Machines and Monsters: The Modern Decadent Interior as Spectacle in Huysmans’s À Rebours

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In the nineteenth century, mass media—such as novels, newspapers, and illustrated magazines—took an increasing interest in the display and analysis of interiors. French realist fiction in particular gave interiors a significant role....

Coming out of the China Closet?: Performance, Identity and Sexuality in the House Beautiful

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Until Closer to Home, the re-opening exhibition at Leighton House Museum held in 2010, it was generally assumed that Lord Frederick Leighton’s Orientalism was confined to the so-called Arab Hall, an architectural conceit constructed...