Imagined interiors : representing the domestic interior since the Renaissance /

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Imprint:London : V&A Pub. ; New York : Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006.
Description:304 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Subject:Interior decoration -- History.
Interior decoration in literature.
Interior decoration in art.
Television -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Interior decoration.
Interior decoration in art.
Interior decoration in literature.
Television -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Aynsley, Jeremy.
Grant, Charlotte.
ISBN:1851774920 (hbk.)
1851774939 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-296) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part 1. Developing a Domestic Culture, 1400-1750
  • 2. Representing the Domestic Interior in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy: from the birth of the Virgin to palaces of cheese
  • Fifteenth-Century Interiors in the Netherlands
  • Dismembering the Home in Renaissance Italy
  • 3. Home, Household and Domesticity in Drama in Early Modern London
  • Domestic Life: instructing on the art of living well
  • Renaissance Prints and the Home
  • 4. Between Reality and Artful Fiction: the representation of the domestic interior in seventeenth-century Dutch art
  • Cataloguing the Domestic: inventories
  • Part 2. The Interior Defined, 1650-1900
  • 5. Eighteenth-Century English Interiors in Image and Text
  • Representing Rooms: plans and other drawings
  • Inside the Interior: furniture and its inner spaces in eighteenth-century France
  • Eroticizing the Interior
  • 6. 'One's self, and one's house, one's furniture': from object to interior in British fiction, 1720-1900
  • Picturing Domesticity: the cottage genre in late eighteenth-century Britain
  • Modelling Houses: the Killer Cabinet House
  • Temperance and the Domestic Ideal
  • 7. Lived Perspectives: the art of the French nineteenth-century interior
  • Managing and Making the Home: domestic advice books
  • Advertising Interiors and Interiors in Advertising
  • Part 3. Displaying the Modern Home, 1850 to the Present
  • 8. Displaying Designs for the Domestic Interior in Europe and America, 1850-1950
  • Reading, the Child and the Home: illustrated children's books in late nineteenth-century Britain
  • Photographing Home
  • 9. The Twentieth-Century Architectural Interior: representing Modernity
  • Hollywood Studio Design: the Great Hall of Xanadu
  • Designing Lifestyles: retail catalogues
  • 10. 'Anthropology at Home': domestic interiors in British film and fiction of the 1930s and 1940s
  • The 'West Indian' Front Room: migrant aesthetics in the home
  • 11. Dream Homes and DIY: television, new media and the domestic makeover
  • Ethnographic Representations of the Home
  • Modernism on Holiday
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Picture credits