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Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior

Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today

by Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Patricia Lara-Betancourt

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.

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, Trevor Keeble and Brenda Martin (eds)
Berg, 2011
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474293969
  • ISBN:
    978-1-47429-396-9 (online)

    978-1-84788-782-5 (hardback)

    978-1-84788-781-8 (paperback)

    978-0-85785-059-1 (epub)
  • Edition:
    English edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017 2017
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Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior examines the interior as a stage upon which modern life and lifestyles are consciously fashioned and performed, and from which modern identities are projected by and through design.

Scholars from Europe, Canada, America and Australia present a range of interior environments - domestic interiors, sets for stage and film, exhibition spaces, art galleries, hotel lobbies, cafés and retail spaces - to explore each as an intersection of fashion, lifestyle and performance. Sharing the thesis that the fashionably-dressed body and the interior can be seen as part of the same creative and expressive continuum, the essays highlight the ways in which interiors can give shape to and dramatise modern life.