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By Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Kent Kleinman, Lois Weinthal

Kent Kleinman, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Lois Weinthal (eds.)

What is style? This well-curated assortment records new theories and rising severe practices within the box of inside layout. It investigates flavor, an idea relevant to the formation of the self-discipline within the eighteenth century that was once repudiated through architects within the early 20th century, yet which maintains to play an incredible position in inside layout this present day. Essays via historians and critics are complemented by way of interviews with practitioners at the margins of normative perform and portfolios of the paintings of up to date designers.


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To note that interior design is historically a feminized craft rooted in domesticity and homemaking is obvious. Less 34 Kent Kleinman obvious is the feminization of skin and shallowness and the binary masculinization of structure and depth. 14 Figs. 1, 2 There are virtually no female écorchés. The male body is the anatomical norm, and renderings of flayed bodies and delayered anatomical studies are modeled overwhelmingly on the male figure. As Benthien notes, “the coding of femaleness takes place on the skin, that of maleness under the skin—that is how we could characterize the juxtaposition that .

Margaret Mauldon (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 31. 12 Larissa Bonafanta, “Nudity as Costume in Classical Greek Art,” American Journal of Archaeology 93, no. 4 (1989): 543. 13 Alexandra Warwick and Dani Cavailaro, Fashioning the Frame: Boundaries, Dress and the Body (Oxford: Berg, 1998), xvii. 14 Claudia Benthien, Skin: On the Cultural Border between Self and the World, trans. Thomas Dunlap (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002). , 87. 16 Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, trans.

Taste was at the heart of civil society. For taste to function as a vehicle for social cohesion, it had to be argued that individual judgments concerning beauty could enjoy collective consensus, that they could be both individual and universal. The most well-known articulation of this problem is Immanuel Kant’s famous antinomy which states that aesthetic judgments are subjective yet command universal consent. ” The former evokes a universally valid subjective judgment; the latter just a statement of preference.

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