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The emptying of the interior: Luxury, space, and the hotel effect in contemporary life

The Third Realm of Luxury : Connecting Real Places and Imaginary Spaces

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The environment in which Lily found herself was as strange to her as its inhabitants. She was unacquainted with the world of the fashionable New York hotel—a world over-heated, over-upholstered, and over-fitted with mechanical appliances...

Oran, The Capital of Boredom

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...This chapter is a revision of “Oran, the Capital of Boredom.” Copyright © 2018. From Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, edited by Angeliki Sioli and Yoonchun Jung. New York: Routledge...

Retro Femininities and Domestic Labor

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

Book chapter

...In the late 1980s Angela McRobbie suggested that the consumption of retro styles allowed women to play with “the norms, conventions and expectations of femininity” (1989, reprinted in 1994:148). She argued that pastiche was not necessarily...

The Middle East since 1914

Talinn Grigor

Talinn Grigor is Professor of Art History at the Art and Art History Department, University of California, Davis, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Western colonialism and oil were the two major forces on the Middle East – or, more accurately, Egypt and West Asia. Socio-economic revolutions from Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were widely felt, including...