Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory

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  • Copyright: 10/19/2011
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
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Interior design, as a relatively young discipline within the academic world of design, has historically been interpreted as an extension of other fine arts. Narratives exist, but they all too often treat interior design as a function of architecture or display rather than experience. An independent interior design theory is virtually nonexistent. Professor Lois Weinthal envisions a future where interior design is treated with parity to architecture and industrial design, a future with a new interior.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 15
Body and Perception
Introductionp. 24
Places at the Zero Pointp. 27
The Box Manp. 36
An Architecture of the Seven Sensesp. 40
Body Troublesp. 50
Clothing and Identity
Introductionp. 72
Cutting Patternsp. 75
Draperyp. 91
Notebook on Clothes and Citiesp. 102
A Conversation with Jacques Herzogp. 113
No Man's Landp. 127
Furniture and Objects
Introductionp. 144
The Decorative Art of Todayp. 147
A Battle Against Kitschp. 154
Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Lifep. 163
The Rules of Her Game: A-Z at Work and Playp. 175
For the Love of Thingsp. 191
Furnishing the Primitive Hut: Allan Wexler's Experiments Beyond Buildingsp. 199
Courtney Smith, Tongue and Groove: Movable Sculpturep. 212
Color and Surfaces
Introductionp. 222
Chromophobiap. 225
The Principle of Claddingp. 240
The Amber Room: Introductionp. 246
The Yellow Wallpaperp. 252
The Five Senses: Boxesp. 267
Curtain as Architecturep. 271
Skin: New Design Organicsp. 283
Mapping the Interior
Introductionp. 296
The Developed Surface: An Enquiry into the Brief Life of an Eighteenth-Century Drawing Techniquep. 299
Corners and Dartsp. 326
Flattened Roomp. 335
Space-Enfolding-Breathp. 341
Engineering the Indoor Environmentp. 348
In a Few Lines, Alan Storeyp. 358
Self as Eye: The Perspective Boxp. 364
Private Chambers
Introductionp. 380
Inside the Insidep. 383
Domesticityp. 394
The Name of the Boudoir-Ed Lilleyp. 413
Closets, Clothes, disclosurep. 425
Inside Anne Frank's House: An Illustrated Journey through Anne's Worldp. 438
Berggasse 19: Inside Freud's Officep. 446
Interiorp. 475
Public Performance
Introductionp. 502
The Specular Spectacle of the House of the Collectorp. 505
Polyvalent Spaces: The Postmodern Wunderkammer and the Return of Ambiguityp. 519
A Metaphysics of Space: The Quay Brothers' Atmospheric Cosmogoniesp. 527
Architecture of the Gaze: Jeffries's Apartment and Courtyardp. 546
Display Engineersp. 559
Bridging the Interior and Exterior
Introductionp. 576
Théatre de l'universp. 579
The Secrets of Roomsp. 586
Gordon Matta-Clarkp. 596
House 1993p. 609
Rodinsky's Roomp. 616
Of the Hollow Spaces in the Skin of the Architectural Bodyp. 625
Biographiesp. 632
Bibliographyp. 639
Indexp. 641
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