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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 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...

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 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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... (Lees-Maffei 2003; Aynsley and Berry 2005) as well as in larger publications (Aynsley and Grant 2006; Aynsley and Forde 2007; Downey 2013; Lees-Maffei 2014). Interest in critical and theoretical aspects of the interior has also called...

Bathrooms: Plumbing the Canon—The Bathtub Nudes of Alfred Stevens, Edgar Degas and Pierre Bonnard Reconsidered

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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Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European painting eroticized images of female bath time are so pervasive that American art historian Linda Nochlin, in Bathers, Bodies, Beauty, is given pause, wondering, ‘Why...
...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...

“Fashions In Living:” The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, 4, Route Du Champs D’Entraînement, Paris

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The “style politics” of the Duke and Duchess’s arrangement of their Paris residence, redecorated from 1953 by the celebrated firm “Jansen,” were quite remarkable. Living in a type of quasi-exile, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were among...

Housing the New Dandy: Designing Lifestyle in Monsieur Magazine, 1920–1924

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...During the five years of its publication (1920–1924), Europe’s first men’s fashion magazine, Monsieur, established itself as the uncontested arbiter of sartorial savoir-faire and stylish living for the French man. More specifically...

The Decadent Interior as Modern Lesbian Aesthetic

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...When Winnaretta Singer (1865–1943), the American heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, wished to secure a place for herself in Parisian high society in the late 1880s, she turned to Count Robert de Montesquiou for advice...

La Maison Suspendue: Imaginary Solutions For an Everyday Domestic Machine

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Known as an American architect in France and a French architect in America, Paul Nelson (1895–1979) was well born, educated, and connected. While spending much of the 1920s studying at the École des Beaux-Arts and in Auguste Perret...

“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” (...

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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...The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed the proliferation of a variety of services that helped people consume for the home. French upholsterers, cabinet-makers, and architects offered interior decorating services and competed...