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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...

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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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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... for collections of primary reference texts, both historical and contemporary, such as Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources (Taylor 2013). In contrast, the equally important but more specific topic of the modern French interior...

Literary Narratives

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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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... and tempests: Every nuance, every gradation, affects us.” Ibid., p. 71. Elsewhere Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor, “Curtains and Carnality: Processural Seductions in Eighteenth Century Text and Space,”...

Hidden Spaces: Cavities, Attics and Cellars—Morbid Secrets and Threatening Discoveries

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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Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... Burned’ 1895: 1). Despite the poor quality workmanship, the external physical appearance assimilated into the urban fabric, whereas the interior challenged floor-planning conventions (Figure 9.2).Many descriptions of the hotel are, as Mark...

The Excessive Trompe l’Oeil: The Saturated Interior in Tears of the Black Tiger

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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Michael J. Ostwald

Michael J. Ostwald

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng, the Thai film Tears of the Black Tiger/Fa Thalai Jone (Sasanatieng, dir., 2000) occupies a contested position in the history of the cinema. Critically acclaimed and awarded at both European...

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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... to Enlightenment philosophers. This version was especially popular in Paris, and Voltaire himself regarded it as the “best bust” made in his image (Taylor 1974: 30). Around the same time, the royal porcelain factory also produced a portrait bust...

Angels and Rebels: The Obsessions and Transgressions of the Modern Interior

Anca I. Lasc

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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Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... for their walls hues that best suited their countenance and hair color in order to present themselves in the best possible light (Taylor 2006; Sparke 2008). Taste advisors recommended that blondes surround themselves with blue and brunettes with various...

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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... for private residences) in the Salons not as a sign of interiority, but rather of “a time of exterior and collective life” (1908: 362). Acknowledgments I would like to thank the coeditors, Georgina Downey, Mark Taylor, and, above all, Anca Lasc,...

“Un Bel Atelier Moderne:” The Montparnasse Artist at Home

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In 1925, an article about studio-houses in the rue Cassini, Montparnasse, concluded: “We hear that there are charming things inside, but respectful of the privacy of these ‘homes’ of artists, we have not spoken of them” (...

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...