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...In 1721, at the height of the social crisis caused by one of the worst financial collapses the emerging stock-market system had yet seen in Britain, an inventory of the houses of leading figures associated with the beleaguered South Sea...

Posturing for Authenticity: Embodying Otherness in Contemporary Interiors of Modern Yoga

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In an article entitled “The Most Beautiful Yoga Studios in New York City” from January 2012, online magazine Well&Good NYC outlines the parameters that define a “pretty” yoga studio—something, the authors claim, that is undeniably important...

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...

Introduction

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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...Oriental interiors mark highly contested terrains and fraught spaces for the perceptions, conceptions and lived performances of gender and sexuality. The gendering of interior space in the East, differently though it is understood...
...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...

Rotterdam—Port Town, Reconstruction Showcase, Immigrant Hub

Florian Urban

Florian Urban is Professor and Head of Architectural History and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. He holds an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA (2001) and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from MIT (2006). He is the author of Neo-historical East Berlin: Architecture and Urban Design in the German Democratic Republic 1970–1990 (Ashgate 2009) and Tower and Slab: Global Histories of Mass Housing (Routledge 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Tenement : Residences in the Inner City Since 1970

Routledge, 2018

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... ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands’ second largest city after Amsterdam, the upheavals of the late twentieth C H A P T E R S E V E N century manifested in similar ways as in Glasgow. The city is a typical commercial hub...

Traveling in Time and Space: The Cinematic Landscape of the Empress Theatre

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A promenade in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) Park, Montreal reveals an unexpected building across Sherbrooke Street West: the Egyptian-inspired Empress Theatre. Mirage or reality? The movie theater is resolutely distinct from the surrounding...

“Flights of Unpractical Fancy”: Oriental Spaces at Sea from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...One important, but overlooked, part of a history of Oriental interiors to date is a consideration of the spaces within the ocean liner. The interior design of these ships makes a unique contribution to this volume on the Oriental...

Bachelor Quarters: Spaces of Japonisme in Nineteenth-century Paris

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Japonisme occupies two very different places in the history of art. On one hand, it is the original primitivism. More than just the repertoire of exotic settings and motifs offered by earlier forms of Orientalism, Japanese art challenged...

Oriental Interiors in Eighteenth-century British Women Writers’ Novels

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Following the publication of the English translation of Antoine Galland’s French version of Arabian Nights’ Entertainments (1706), in which the literary replica of the Oriental interiors of palaces and seraglios belonging to sultans...