Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

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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.... of Lord Leightona#39;s sculptures to the a#39;Naked Shit Picturesa#39; of Gilbert and George, which show not only the artistsa#39;s bodies in their spread-eagled nudity, ... Their work in literary (auto) biography, interior design and visual arts was matched by their highly visible and sometimes scandalous domestic arrangements and liberated lifestyle, offering ample nourishment for celebrity preoccupations in the form we know them today. ... The home interior is the central trope of the Bloomsbury self.

Title:Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior
Author:Penny Sparke, Anne Massey
Publisher:Lund Humphries Publishers - 2013


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