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Impolite Reading and Erotic Interiors in Eighteenth-Century France

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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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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Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The eighteenth century in France is close enough in time for us to appreciate its exultation of the senses and its single-minded pursuit of pleasure. Yet, it is also far enough away to forget that these pleasures were largely imagined...

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...

Mallet-Stevens, Modern Design, and French Cinema

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Mode of a Modern Muse: Fashion and Interior in Édouard Vuillard’s Paintings of Misia Natanson

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In late nineteenth-century France, the Nabis painters and Art Nouveau designers were united in their efforts to redefine the decorative interior through unifying motif and form. The collaboration of Paul Ranson, Édouard Vuillard, and Henry...

Hôtel Baronne Salomon de Rothschild 1872–1878: The Imprint of a Legacy

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...One might ask why the Hôtel Baronne Salomon de Rothschild had been chosen for the opening feature in the series “L’Habitation Moderne” for the magazine Revue des arts décoratifs (1891–1892). Indeed, this was a remarkable mansion, an hôtel...

Intimate Vibrations: Inventing the Dream Bedroom

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ours is a society racked ceaselessly by nervous erythrism. We are sickened by our industrial progress, by science; we live in a fever, and we like to dig deeper into our sores …. Everything suffers and complains in the works of our time....

The Interiorization of Identity: Portrait Busts and The Politics of Selfhood In Pre- And Early Revolutionary France

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Anne-Flore Millet’s portrait of Marie-Antoinette awaiting her execution in the Conciergerie, the queen is seated, in a nearly-monochromatic interior, in front of a grated prison-like window and next to a grisailles-painted sculptural...

The Fin-De-siècle Poster: A Healthy Modern Stimulus in the French Interior

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Initiated by the success of designs by Jules Chéret, the fin-de-siècle proliferation of commercial color posters in French (above all, Parisian) streets had, by the 1890s, provoked affichomanie (poster mania)....

French Connections: The Modern Interior and Mass Media

Anca I. Lasc

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Anca I. Lasc is Assistant Professor of history and theory of design at Pratt Institute, New York City, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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and

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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Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...It is interesting to an American workman to see who is doing the work in this new palace of the Vanderbilts. All of the decorative work is being executed by Frenchmen—the real imported article at that. Allard & Sons, of this city, who...

Staging Domesticity in La Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews: Belle Époque Celebrity Homes in the Periodical Press

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...René Baschet, director of the lavishly illustrated Revue Illustrée, announced in 1891 a photographic initiative allowing his magazine’s readers to stroll virtually through the residences of Belle Époque celebrities. Consisting of five...