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A Queer Feeling and Its Future in/for Design History

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...My research in general, and this chapter more specifically, is motivated by the ambition to provide a long overdue intervention into the state of Design History in which the study of sexuality has been systemically ignored and upon which...

Design Culture in the sex toy industry: A new phenomenon

Design Culture : Objects and Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction In this chapter, I discuss how the design culture practice of industrial designers is changing the face of the global sex toy industry. I outline the research project that led to this conclusion and the ways in which...

Guilty by Design/Guilty by Desire: Queering Bourgeois Domesticity

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...To satisfy my incessant magazine craving, I often find myself either standing at newsstands browsing through magazines or simply picking up the latest issue of Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, or a periodical catering to a similar...

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 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.

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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...

Inhabited Space: Critical Theories and the Domestic Interior

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Inhabited space transcends geometric space.—Gaston Bachelard Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, trans. Maria Jolas (Boston: Beacon, 1994), p. 47. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, trans...

Machines and Monsters: The Modern Decadent Interior as Spectacle in Huysmans’s À Rebours

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the nineteenth century, mass media—such as novels, newspapers, and illustrated magazines—took an increasing interest in the display and analysis of interiors. French realist fiction in particular gave interiors a significant role...

Front and back of house: staging queer domesticity in New Canaan

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

Berg, 2011

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...As the art historian Jill Casid suggests in Sowing Empire (2005), her trenchant analysis of the politics and practices of picturesque landscape design, ‘queer versions of Georgic’ could be found behind the protective gates of many...

“Male trouble”: Sewing, amateurism, and gender

Sloppy Craft : Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The American director John Waters’s 1974 Female Trouble was one of the first in a series of films to establish the campy, outlandish, and monstrous domestic characters and situations that attracted both recognition and notoriety...

‘Magic Toyshops’

Love Objects : Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction For the last 20 years, British women have been able to buy sexual objects in shops dedicated not only to the pursuit of female pleasure...

Seduced by the Archive

Love Objects : Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction Driving down the hill towards the house on the water one rainy day in October 2007, adrenalin...