Penny Sparke is a Pro-Vice Chancellor at Kingston University, UK. She is also a Professor of Design History and the Director of the Modern Interiors New Book Proposal Research Centre. Her publications include An Introduction to Design and Culture, 1900 to the Present (1986 and 2004); Design in Context(1987); As Long as it's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste (1995) and The Modern Interior(2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Patricia Brown works in landscape architecture research, education and practice, leading landscape research and education at Kingston University, UK and is director of Landscape and Landscape Interface Studio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Gini Lee is a landscape architect and interior designer. She is the Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Mark Taylor is Head of School of Architecture and the Built Environment at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Mark is an editorial board member for Architectural Design Research and Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture. He is co-author of Moments of Resistance (2002), editor of Surface Consciousness (2003), co-editor of Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader (2006) and editor of Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2013). Recent book chapters have appeared in The Handbook of Interior Design (Bloomsbury, 2013), Performance Fashion and the Modern Interior (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Diagrams of Architecture (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.