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Designing the Modern Interior - From The Victorians To Today (Paperback): Penny Sparke, Anne Massey, Trevor Keeble, Brenda... Designing the Modern Interior - From The Victorians To Today (Paperback)
Penny Sparke, Anne Massey, Trevor Keeble, Brenda Martin
R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2010. Designing the Modern Interior reveals how the design of the inside spaces of our homes and public buildings is shaped by and shapes our modern culture. The modern interior has often been narrowly defined by the minimalist work of elite, reforming architects. But a shared modernising impulse, expressed in interior design, extends at least as far back as the Victorians and reaches to our own time. And this spirit of modernisation manifested itself in interiors, designed both by professionals and by amateurs, which did not necessarily look modern and often even aimed to imitate the past. Designing the Modern Interior presents a new history of the interior from the late 19th to the 21st century. Particular characteristics are consistent across this period: a progressive attitude towards technology; a hyper-consciousness of what it is to live in the present and the future; an overt relationship with the mass media, mass consumption and the marketplace; an emphasis on individualism, interiority and the 'self'; the construction of identities determined by gender, class, race, sexuality and nationhood; and the experiences of urban and suburban life.

Entryways of Milan - Ingressi di Milano (English, Italian, Hardcover, Annotated edition): Fabrizio Ballabio, Daniel Sherer,... Entryways of Milan - Ingressi di Milano (English, Italian, Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Fabrizio Ballabio, Daniel Sherer, Lisa Hockemeyer, Penny Sparke, Grazia Signori, …
R1,290 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R387 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 144 of the city's most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained facades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry. The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city's most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots-such as stones, door handles, and handrails-with larger architectural views. The images are accompanied by outstanding written contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brian Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bringing a wealth of architecture, design, and natural stone expertise to guide the reader through the applied materials and fittings as well as the art-historical and social implications of each of the ingressi. As much an architectural city guide as an aesthetic study, the book provides the exact address and an annotated Milan map for all featured entryways, as well as the architect name and date of construction. In the well-documented realm of 20th-century Italian design, Kolbitz has stepped over the threshold and delivered a brand new area of inquiry in Milanese modernism. With the rigor of its multifaceted research, poised photography, and breadth of its featured hallways, this is an invigorating new reference work and an inside look at the city's design DNA across high to low architecture.

Japanese Design (Hardcover, Uk Ed.): Penny Sparke Japanese Design (Hardcover, Uk Ed.)
Penny Sparke
R363 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The story of Japanese design, told through works selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Japanese designers' special ability to combine aesthetic tradition with contemporary visual culture and material innovation has created a distinctive and exceptionally successful design industry in Japan, which has produced such divergent icons of modern design as Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool, the Sony Walkman, the Honey-Pop Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka, and the Toyota Prius. This book traces the development of Japanese design from the country's craft revival in the early twentieth century to the extraordinary objects of high technology that have been a specialty of Japanese designers since mid-century. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of Japan's design culture; an essay and timeline by Penny Sparke illuminate the masterpieces of modern Japanese design that are superbly reproduced in the volume's plate section.

Industrial Design in the Modern Age (Hardcover): Penny Sparke Industrial Design in the Modern Age (Hardcover)
Penny Sparke
R1,568 R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Save R433 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Destined to become a new classic in the design genre, this major work summarizes an enormous topic the creation of everyday objects for mass production and consumption from 1900 to the present and shows how these products have become both symbols of the modern age and harbingers of our future. It covers the work of the heroes of modern and post-modern design, from the early pioneers Dreyfuss, Bel Geddes, and Eames to the leaders in the field today, including Starck, Newson, and Ive. More than 200 objects from the Kravis Design Center s collection are highlighted as important exemplars of industrial design. A wide range of media is represented, including furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and plastics. New research by contributing scholars has uncovered illuminating details about each object that help tell a more complete story of design in the past 100 years. Among the more than 400 photographs, which include a wealth of historical images and ephemera, are those of the objects taken especially for this book and seen as never before, in vibrant colour and precise detail. This concise new history introduces a whole new audience to the topic in a style that is at once educational and accessible.

100 Designs for a Modern World (Hardcover): George R Kravis 100 Designs for a Modern World (Hardcover)
George R Kravis; Introduction by Penny Sparke
R676 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R169 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the second industrial revolution to the start of the digital revolution, industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working, and traveling. As factories transitioned from manufacturing machines for war to mass-produced goods, industrial design evolved to meet the needs of a quickly growing consumer economy. 100 Designs for a Modern World is a curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day. George R. Kravis II has collected some of the most innovative and memorable products-including, for example, the Silver Streak glass iron-that contributed to this radical transformation of global culture. This book presents one hundred exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, electric clocks, ceramic tableware, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. The chronological organization generates a history of industrial design since the turn of the twentieth century. With an introduction by design historian Penny Sparke, this book is an authoritative reference on industrial design in the twentieth and early-twentyfirst centuries. Meticulously selected and beautifully photographed, this elegant book is both an informative guide and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design.

An Introduction to Design and Culture - 1900 to the Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Penny Sparke An Introduction to Design and Culture - 1900 to the Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Penny Sparke
R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in a completely new and updated edition, this introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students. Divided into four parts, the book covers the major periods in design culture since the start of the twentieth century, beginning by examining the formative years 1900-1914. Two sections on design and modernity explore the periods 1915-1939 and 1939-1969, and a completely new section, design and postmodernity, covers 1970 to the present.

New to this edition are:

  • key discussions on postmodernism and design
  • the alliance between technology and design
  • the relationship between identity and design.

Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artifacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development.

Modern Interior (Paperback): Penny Sparke Modern Interior (Paperback)
Penny Sparke
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through the impact of shops like Habitat and IKEA, and of the countless glossy magazines, books and catalogues that focus on the concept of 'interior design', we have all become familiar with the idea of our homes and public interiors containing items of modern furniture and decor. Yet design historian and critic Penny Sparke shows that, unlike designed buildings and artefacts, the fixed idea of the 'modern interior' has only ever been an abstract and idealized concept, promoted through exhibitions, retail contexts and the mass media, and that it rarely exists in an absolute form. "The Modern Interior" provides a persuasive account of the forces, conflicts and debates that have underpinned the emergence of something we now effortlessly refer to as the 'modern interior'. Offering fascinating and eloquent insights into the work of international designers including C.R. Mackintosh, Adolf Loos, Josef Frank, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Lilly Reich, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Philippe Starck, and Charles and Ray Eames, Sparke focuses on the realities as well as concepts of the modern interior, whether in the hands of professional decorators and designers, or in those of its amateur inhabitants. By doing so, she deftly unravels the shift from Victorian to modern style, and demonstrates that the easy transition to the modern interior so frequently portrayed is little more than a mythology. "The Modern Interior" is essential reading for all students of modern design, architecture and culture, as well as anyone interested in why the interior spaces we inhabit look the way they do.

Flow - Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity (Paperback): Penny Sparke, Patricia Brown, Patricia... Flow - Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity (Paperback)
Penny Sparke, Patricia Brown, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Gini Lee, Mark Taylor
R647 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R65 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Flow combines cutting-edge scholarship with practitioner perspectives to address the concept of `flow' and how it connects interiors, landscapes and buildings, expanding on traditional notions of architectural prominence. Contributors explore the transitional and intermediary relationships between inside/outside. Through a range of case studies, authors extend the notion of flow beyond the western industrialised world and embrace a wider geography while engaging with the specificity of climate and place. Accompanied by stunning colour illustration and photography, Flow brings together historical, theoretical and practice-based approaches to consider themes of nature, mobility, continuity and frames.

Shaping the American Interior - Structures, Contexts and Practices (Paperback): Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke Shaping the American Interior - Structures, Contexts and Practices (Paperback)
Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke
R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bringing together 12 original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and practices, revealing the design of the interior as a collaborative modern enterprise comprising art, design, manufacture, commerce, and identity construction. Rooted in the expansion of mass production and consumption in the last years of the nineteenth century, new and diverse structures came to define the field and provide formal and informal contexts for design work. Intertwined with, but distinct from, architecture and merchandising, interiors encompassed a diffuse range of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in the definition of identity, the development of expertise, and the promotion of consumption. This volume investigates the fluid pre-history of the American profession of interior design, charting attempts to commoditize taste, shape modern conceptions of gender and professionalism, define expertise and authority through principles and standards, marry art with industry and commerce, and shape mass culture in the United States.

The Picker House and Collection - A Late 1960s Home for Art and Design (Hardcover): Jonathan Black, David Falkner, Fiona... The Picker House and Collection - A Late 1960s Home for Art and Design (Hardcover)
Jonathan Black, David Falkner, Fiona Fisher, Fran Lloyd, Rebecca Preston, …
R861 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R212 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Picker House is a remarkable late 1960s modernist home specifically designed to accommodate a significant international collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. Situated on the outskirts of London, in Kingston upon Thames, it is a rare surviving example of a spacious and progressive late modern house and garden that remains unaltered. Designed by the British modernist architect Kenneth Wood in 1965, for the businessman Stanley H. Picker (1913-1982), it still retains its period interior decor, contemporary furnishings acquired through the then recently established Terence Conran Group, and the distinctive art collection of its owner - including works by Chagall, Frink, Hepworth, Lowry, Rodin and many more - which was an integral part of its conception. Based on previously unpublished material and photographs, this heavily illustrated publication brings together leading researchers in their respective fields who examine in depth every aspect of this unique place.

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (Paperback): Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (Paperback)
Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of subdisciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the past four decades. Comprising forty-three newly commissioned chapters, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining design: discipline, process Defining design: objects, spaces Designing identities: gender, sexuality, age, nation Designing society: empathy, responsibility, consumption, the everyday Design and politics: activism, intervention, regulation Designing the world: globalization, transnationalism, translation. Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the chapters offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Interior Design and Identity (Paperback, New): Susie McKellar, Penny Sparke Interior Design and Identity (Paperback, New)
Susie McKellar, Penny Sparke; Index compiled by Kim Latham
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This fascinating collection provides a chronologically arranged set of case studies looking at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth-century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female 'home makers' in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernise their homes as well as the contributions of early professional (female) 'interior decorators', and later, (male) 'interior designers'. It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, ocean-going liners or modern offices as well as public institutions, such as hospitals or naval training establishments. Interior design and identity examines interior design in relation to the changing identities of its practitioners, its inhabitants and of the furnishings, focussing on the ways in which cultural values came to be embedded in the spaces which people inhabited and made their own. Issues relating to interiority, gender, and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered opening up a new level of design historical enquiry. -- .

Designing the Modern Interior - From The Victorians To Today (Hardcover, New): Penny Sparke, Anne Massey, Trevor Keeble, Brenda... Designing the Modern Interior - From The Victorians To Today (Hardcover, New)
Penny Sparke, Anne Massey, Trevor Keeble, Brenda Martin
R2,874 Discovery Miles 28 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2010. Designing the Modern Interior reveals how the design of the inside spaces of our homes and public buildings is shaped by and shapes our modern culture. The modern interior has often been narrowly defined by the minimalist work of elite, reforming architects. But a shared modernising impulse, expressed in interior design, extends at least as far back as the Victorians and reaches to our own time. And this spirit of modernisation manifested itself in interiors, designed both by professionals and by amateurs, which did not necessarily look modern and often even aimed to imitate the past. Designing the Modern Interior presents a new history of the interior from the late 19th to the 21st century. Particular characteristics are consistent across this period: a progressive attitude towards technology; a hyper-consciousness of what it is to live in the present and the future; an overt relationship with the mass media, mass consumption and the marketplace; an emphasis on individualism, interiority and the 'self'; the construction of identities determined by gender, class, race, sexuality and nationhood; and the experiences of urban and suburban life.

The Modern Period Room - The Construction of the Exhibited Interior 1870-1950 (Hardcover): Trevor Keeble, Penny Sparke, Brenda... The Modern Period Room - The Construction of the Exhibited Interior 1870-1950 (Hardcover)
Trevor Keeble, Penny Sparke, Brenda Martin
R2,857 Discovery Miles 28 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With contributors drawn from a broad range of disciplines, The Modern Period Room brings together a carefully selected collection of essays to consider the interiors of the modern era and their more recent reconstructions from a variety of different viewpoints. Contributions from leading design historians, architects and curators of the history of the domestic interior in the UK engage with the issues and conventions surrounding the modern period room to expose the conflicting tensions that lie beneath the conceptual and physical strategy of the modern period room's representational technique. Exploring themes and examples by prestigious architects, such as Ernoe Goldfinger, Truus Schroeder and Gerrit Rietveld, the authors reveal the specific coding of presented interior spaces. This illustrated new take on the historiography of twentieth century show interiors enables historians and theorists of architecture, design and social history to investigate the contexts in which this representational device has been used.

Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior (Paperback): Anne Massey, Penny Sparke Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior (Paperback)
Anne Massey, Penny Sparke
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Special order

Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural historians. Established scholars and emerging researchers shed light on the methodological issues that arise from the use of these sources to explore the history of the interior as a site in which everyday life is experienced and performed, and the ways in which contemporary architects and interior designers draw on personal and collective histories in their practice. Historians and theorists working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions are turning to biography as means of exploring and accounting for social, cultural and material change - and this volume reflects that turn, representing the fields of architectural and design history, social history, literary history, creative writing and design practice. Topics include masters and servants in eighteenth-century English kitchens; the lost interiors of Oscar Wilde's 'House Beautiful'; Elsa Schiaparelli's Surrealist spaces; Jean Genet, outlaws, and the interiors of marginality; and architect Lina Bo Bardi's 'Glass House', Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Elsie De Wolfe - The Birth of Modern Interior Design (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Penny Sparke Elsie De Wolfe - The Birth of Modern Interior Design (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Penny Sparke; Edited by Mitchell Owens
R1,231 R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Save R248 (20%) Special order

Considered the mother of interior decoration, Elsie de Wolfe introduced light and air into previously dark and cluttered Victorian interiors, and insisted on comfort, livability, and beauty. While all her clients were wealthy, her influence extended to a wide audience of women through books, magazine articles, and radio broadcasts. This oversize (1

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (Hardcover): Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (Hardcover)
Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher
R4,264 Discovery Miles 42 640 Special order

Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining Design: Discipline, Process Defining Design: Objects, Spaces Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior (Hardcover, New Ed): Anne Massey, Penny Sparke Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior (Hardcover, New Ed)
Anne Massey, Penny Sparke
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Special order

Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural historians. Established scholars and emerging researchers shed light on the methodological issues that arise from the use of these sources to explore the history of the interior as a site in which everyday life is experienced and performed, and the ways in which contemporary architects and interior designers draw on personal and collective histories in their practice. Historians and theorists working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions are turning to biography as means of exploring and accounting for social, cultural and material change - and this volume reflects that turn, representing the fields of architectural and design history, social history, literary history, creative writing and design practice. Topics include masters and servants in eighteenth-century English kitchens; the lost interiors of Oscar Wilde's 'House Beautiful'; Elsa Schiaparelli's Surrealist spaces; Jean Genet, outlaws, and the interiors of marginality; and architect Lina Bo Bardi's 'Glass House', Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Women's Places - Architecture and Design 1860-1960 (Hardcover, New): Brenda Martin, Elizabeth Darling, Penny Sparke Women's Places - Architecture and Design 1860-1960 (Hardcover, New)
Brenda Martin, Elizabeth Darling, Penny Sparke
R2,678 Discovery Miles 26 780 Special order


What was different about the environments that women created as architects, designers and clients at a time when they were gaining increasing political and social status in a male world? Through a series of case studies, Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960, examines in detail the professional and domestic spaces created by women who had money and the opportunity to achieve their ideal. Set against a background of accepted notions of modernity relating to design and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this book provides a fascinating insight into women's social aspirations and identities. It offers new information and new interpretations in the study of gender, material culture and the built environment in the period 1860-1960.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203402014

The Modern Period Room - The Construction of the Exhibited Interior 1870-1950 (Paperback, New edition): Trevor Keeble, Penny... The Modern Period Room - The Construction of the Exhibited Interior 1870-1950 (Paperback, New edition)
Trevor Keeble, Penny Sparke, Brenda Martin
R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Special order

How does one turn a house containing artworks into a museum? How does one narrate the story of the lives that were lived there? How authentic can a retrospective reconstruction of interior spaces and their contents be?
The contributors of "The Modern Period Room," drawn from a broad range of disciplines, consider the interiors of the modern era and their more recent reconstruction from a variety of different viewpoints. Beneath the conceptual and physical strategy of the representational technique of the modern period room lie numerous conflicting intentions.
This collection of essays by design historians, architects and curators engages with these tensions. The authors explore themes and examples by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Truus Schroeder and Gerrit Rietveld, Erno Goldfinger and others in a bid to reveal the specific cultural encoding of presented interior spaces.
The book's critical engagement with the issues and conventions which surround the modern period room will allow historians and theorists of architecture, design and social history to investigate the contexts in which this representational device has been used. The various models of period room enables the reader to understand just how dynamic, contributory and ultimately interventionist the presentation of the period room is in the process of architectural and design history making.

An Introduction to Design and Culture - 1900 to the Present (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Penny Sparke An Introduction to Design and Culture - 1900 to the Present (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Penny Sparke
R2,005 Discovery Miles 20 050 Special order

Now in a completely new and updated edition, this introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students. Divided into four parts, the book covers the major periods in design culture since the start of the twentieth century, beginning by examining the formative years 1900-1914. Two sections on design and modernity explore the periods 1915-1939 and 1939-1969, and a completely new section, design and postmodernity, covers 1970 to the present.

New to this edition are:

  • key discussions on postmodernism and design
  • the alliance between technology and design
  • the relationship between identity and design.

Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artifacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development.

An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New ed): Penny Sparke An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New ed)
Penny Sparke
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Special order

This comprehensive study of the development of design during the present century should be useful to students of art and design as well as to social historians.

Women's Places - Architecture and Design 1860-1960 (Paperback, New): Brenda Martin, Elizabeth Darling, Penny Sparke Women's Places - Architecture and Design 1860-1960 (Paperback, New)
Brenda Martin, Elizabeth Darling, Penny Sparke
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Special order


What was different about the environments that women created as architects, designers and clients at a time when they were gaining increasing political and social status in a male world? Through a series of case studies, Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960, examines in detail the professional and domestic spaces created by women who had money and the opportunity to achieve their ideal. Set against a background of accepted notions of modernity relating to design and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this book provides a fascinating insight into women's social aspirations and identities. It offers new information and new interpretations in the study of gender, material culture and the built environment in the period 1860-1960.

Shaping the American Interior - Structures, Contexts and Practices (Hardcover): Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke Shaping the American Interior - Structures, Contexts and Practices (Hardcover)
Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke
R2,465 Discovery Miles 24 650 Special order

Bringing together 12 original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and practices, revealing the design of the interior as a collaborative modern enterprise comprising art, design, manufacture, commerce, and identity construction. Rooted in the expansion of mass production and consumption in the last years of the nineteenth century, new and diverse structures came to define the field and provide formal and informal contexts for design work. Intertwined with, but distinct from, architecture and merchandising, interiors encompassed a diffuse range of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in the definition of identity, the development of expertise, and the promotion of consumption. This volume investigates the fluid pre-history of the American profession of interior design, charting attempts to commoditize taste, shape modern conceptions of gender and professionalism, define expertise and authority through principles and standards, marry art with industry and commerce, and shape mass culture in the United States.

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