The Modern Period Room

The Modern Period Room

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With contributors drawn from a broad range of disciplines, The Modern Period Room brings together a carefully selected collection of essays to consider the interiors of the modern era and their more recent reconstructions from a variety of different viewpoints. Contributions from leading design historians, architects and curators of the history of the domestic interior in the UK engage with the issues and conventions surrounding the modern period room to expose the conflicting tensions that lie beneath the conceptual and physical strategy of the modern period room's representational technique. Exploring themes and examples by prestigious architects, such as ErnAp Goldfinger, Truus Schroeder and Gerrit Rietveld, the authors reveal the specific coding of presented interior spaces. This illustrated new take on the historiography of twentieth century show interiors enables historians and theorists of architecture, design and social history to investigate the contexts in which this representational device has been used.Interior-design specialists were on hand to assist customers in devising plans and budgets for their home projects. The design brief for Idea House II was a modest house for a family of four that provided flexible use of public spaces, affordedanbsp;...


Title:The Modern Period Room
Author: Penny Sparke, Brenda Martin, Trevor Keeble
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-08-21
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