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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

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... as an alternative all-male space; an interior design that facilitated homosocial communities, exoticism and sensualities to unfold (Potvin 2005).Madeleine Dobie has shown how tenacious gendered representations are, especially of Oriental women....

Rolf de Maré and Nils Dardel at the Hildesborg Estate

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

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... and physical meditation. Dervishes. Costumes, lead dancer and choreography by Jean Börlin with décor by M. Mouveau. Comoedia Illustré (November 20, 1920): 56. Reproduction: John Potvin. Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl was single-minded...

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

2

...In her book on Oriental fables and fictions, Ros Ballaster’s central claim is that “narratives move,” trafficked through various networks, patterns and modes of circulation across both time and space (2007). In many ways, these stories...

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

2

...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...

Hybrid Spaces, Imaginary Landscapes and Modern Interior Design

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

3

... performances. Rituals associated with proper towel use, for instance, in the British hammam may prove authentic while simultaneously pointing to a perceived effeminacy precisely because of its Oriental flavor (Potvin 2015). As a result, I...