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Interior Design and Identity


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List of figures List of contributors Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction - Penny Sparke 1. Women's creativity and display in the eighteenth-century British interior - Katherine Sharpe 2. Comfort and gentility: Furnishings by Gillows, Lancaster, 1840-1855 - Amanda Girling-Budd 3. A semblance of home: Mental asylum interiors, 1880-1914 - Mary Guyatt 4. The domestic interior and the construction of self: The New York homes of Elsie de Wolfe - Penny Sparke 5. Chintz, swags and bows: The myth of English country house style, 1930-1990 - Louise Ward 6. The role of the interior in constructing notions of class and status: A case-study of Brittania Royal Naval College Dartmouth, 1905-1939 - Quintin Colville 7. Feminine spaces, modern experiences: The design and display strategies of British hairdressing salons in the 1920s and 1930s - Emma Gieben-Gamal 8. Pragmatism and pluralism: The interior decoration of the 'Queen Mary' - Fiona Walmesley 9. 'Constructing contemporary': Common-sense approaches to 'going modern' in the 1950s - Scott Oram 10. After modernism: The contemporary office environment - Jeremy Myerson Bibliography Index

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Susie McKellar is Researcher at the Royal College of Art Penny Sparke is Professor of Design History, and Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Music, at Kingston University

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