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Architecture and the Museum

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...When I was invited to give the Seventh Reyner Banham Lecture in 1995, I was deeply immersed in the process of selecting an architectural practice to look at the overall organization of space at the National Portrait Gallery and to provide...

Local Level Preservation and Exclusion: Traditional Elites

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The likelihood of a city adopting historic preservation legislation, or even having an interest in its architectural past, is more often than not the result of local residents’ advocacy efforts. During the late nineteenth and early...

Restoration Strategies, Imagining the Past, and Reconstructing Historic Meaning

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While homeowner efforts to discover and reveal the original features of their homes mark a serious commitment to the preservation enterprise, that work constitutes at most only half of what is needed to “restore” a house to its original...

The Gentry Move In: Education, Reform, and Advocacy

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Unlike neighborhoods in Riverside and Ontario where elites have maintained a constant presence and effective control over preservation efforts in residential areas, the cities of Monrovia and Pasadena have, since the 1980s, initiated...

Immigrant Challenges: Communicating Preservation Values across the Cultural Divide in Alhambra

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter draws significantly on material previously published: “Bungalows and Mansions: White Suburbs, Immigrant Aspirations, and Aesthetic Governmentality,” Anthropological Quarterly 87 (3) (2014): 819–54.Although many southern...

Historic Preservation as Cosmology: Municipal Regulations and City Dynamics

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...What is “historic” about an old house? And, of course, why should it matter to anyone but the homeowner? As we have seen in the last two chapters, homeowners often construct quite elaborate experiential histories as their preservation...

A History of the Retro Aesthetic

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...I got interested in art deco and kitsch in the early 1960s. It was always around, but lots of people were getting into kitsch at art school in the 1960s.When I was sixteen I got into the mod revival scene, the ’60s scene…even though...

Framing Preservation

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This study examines civic engagement over issues of neighborhood aesthetics by focusing on the power of domestic materiality. This power is situated and produced in the home as occupants decorate and remodel settings and their material...

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

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Discovering Material Agency: Making the Preservation Homeowner

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga is Professor of Architecture and a sociocultural anthropologist at the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Protecting Suburban America : Gentrification, Advocacy, and the Historic Imaginary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Given the obvious challenges, what makes people want to buy and renovate an old house? To reverse the deterioration that comes with age, or undo the remodeling mistakes made by previous occupants, seems to reinforce the classic image...