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The Meaning of Design: Things with Attitude

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...The rise of Material Culture as a specific field offers a place for the study of the history and theory of design that refuses to privilege it as it is customarily seen, as a special type of artefact. By amalgamating design with the object...

Introduction

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. He is the author of Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2014), Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate, 2013) and Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding (Ashgate, 2008). He is also editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Material Cultures, 1740-1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2010) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Oriental interiors mark highly contested terrains and fraught spaces for the perceptions, conceptions and lived performances of gender and sexuality. The gendering of interior space in the East, differently though it is understood...

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John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. He is the author of Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2014), Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate, 2013) and Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding (Ashgate, 2008). He is also editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Material Cultures, 1740-1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2010) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...The problem for the photographer or writer visiting the Middle East, however, was not just to make an accurate picture of the East but to set up the East as a picture.From three-dimensional international world fairs and curated museum...

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Roberta Milliken

Roberta Milliken is Professor of English at Shawnee State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This is a book about hair—which means that it is also a book about history, about culture, and about language as well as symbolism. At first glance, thinking so specifically about hair might give one pause. Is something that is so common...

Introduction: The Impossible Modern Age

Kim Solga

Kim Solga is Associate Professor of Theatre Studies at Western University, Canada. Her books include Performance and the City (2009), Performance and the Global City (2013), Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (2009), and A Cultural History of Theatre: The Modern Age (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Modern, Modernity, Modernism . . . and the Theatre There may be no modern age. Clearly, this is a counterintuitive way to begin an introduction to a book that takes this term as central to its title, and yet ‘the modern’ is perhaps less...

Introduction: Medieval Theatre Makes History

Jody Enders

Jody Enders is Distinguished Professor of French at the University of California, Santa Barbara USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Imagine that the year is 1350. Slowly but surely, feudal lordships have given way to burgeoning urbanization; the Crusades are over but their legacy lives on; a shift in Japanese political power moves the shoguns to Kyoto; Ottoman Turks...

Oriental Spaces at Sea from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...One important, but overlooked, part of a history of Oriental interiors to date is a consideration of the spaces within the ocean liner. The interior design of these ships makes a unique contribution to this volume on the Oriental...

Oriental Interiors in Eighteenth-century British Women Writers’ Novels

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Following the publication of the English translation of Antoine Galland’s French version of Arabian Nights’ Entertainments (1706), in which the literary replica of the Oriental interiors of palaces and seraglios belonging to sultans...

Embodying Otherness in Contemporary Interiors of Modern Yoga

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In an article entitled “The Most Beautiful Yoga Studios in New York City” from January 2012, online magazine Well&Good NYC outlines the parameters that define a “pretty” yoga studio—something, the authors claim, that is undeniably important...

Introduction: The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...This is a contradictory project, because although its main focus is on the material object it is not really about things in themselves, but about how people make sense of the world through physical objects, what psychoanalytic theory calls...