Within the reader individual excerpts are referenced to their place in the matrix and sequenced alphabetically. This organising strategy resists both a chronological and themed structure in order to provoke associations and inferences between excerpts. In this way the book offers the possibility of examining the interior from multiple vantage points: a disciplinary focus, the spatial and physical attributes of interiors, historical sequence, and topical issue based. Excerpts from Thomas Hope, Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton and Charles Eastlake provide contemporary nineteenth century accounts as the profession emerges, whereas Barbara Penner, Penny Sparke, Charles Rice, Georges Teyssot and Rebecca Houze offer re–interpretations of this period. The complexities of the twentieth–century interior are revealed by Robyn Longhurst, Kevin Melchionne, George Wagner, John Macgregor Wise, Joel Sanders and many others.
Mark Taylor and Julieanna Preston.
The Partition of Space.
The Dialectics of Outside and Inside.
The Sterility of Perfection + The Rule Breaker s Success.
Structures of Atmosphere.
A Christian House.
Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Thick Edge: Architectural Boundaries and Spatial Flows.
A Wall of Books: The Gender of Natural Colors in Modern Architecture.
William W. Braham.
A House for Josephine Baker.
Bodies and Mirrors.
Ann C. Colley.
Movement and Myth: the Schröder House and Transformable Living.
Michel de Certeau.
Suitability, Simplicity and Proportion.
Elsie de Wolfe.
On the Means by which Repose is Attainable in Decoration.
The Dining Room.
Charles L. Eastlake.
Men s Room.
Decorators May be Compared to Doctors .
Berggasse 19: Inside Freud s Office.
Diana Fuss and Joel Sanders.
Toward a Feminist Poetics: Infection in the Sentence.
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar.
Woman s Domestic Body.
Notes on Digital Nesting: a Poetics of Evolutionary Form.
Faith and Virtuality: A Brief History of Virtual Reality.
Thinking of Gadamer s Floor.
Buildings and their Genotypes.
Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson.
Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
From Wiener Kunst im Hause to the Wiener Werkstätte.
Wherever I Lay My Girlfriend, That s My Home.
Lynda Johnston and Gill Valentine.
Interiors: Nineteenth–Century Essays on the Masculine and the Feminine Room.
Tables, Chairs, and Other Machines for Thinking.
On the Loss of (Dark) Inside Space.
Social, Spatial and Temporal Factors.
Roderick J. Lawrence.
Wiener Wohnkultur: Interior Design in Vienna, 1910 1930.
(Re)presenting Shopping Centres and Bodies: Questions of Pregnancy.
The Tyranny of Taste.
Streamlining: The Aesthetics of Waste.
Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller.
The Architecture of Manners: Henry James, Edith Wharton and The Mount.
House Beautiful : Style and Consumption in the Home.
Ruth Madigan and Moira Munro.
Living in Glass Houses.
Colour and Method.
Ordering the World: Perceptions of Architecture, Space and Time.
Michael Parker Pearson and Colin Richards.
A World of Unmentionable Suffering.
A Kitchen as a Place to Be.
Making Charleston (1916 17).
The Clubs of St. James s: Places of Public Patriarchy.
Rethinking Histories of the Interior.
Designing the Dinner Party.
Hi Honey, I m Home .
Joyce Henri Robinson.
Productions of Incarceration: The Architecture of Daniel Paul Schreber.
Felicity D. Scott.
Ornament and Order.
The Things that Surround One .
In Praise of Shadows.
Jun ichir Tanizaki.
Architecture and Interior: A Roam of One s Own.
Boredom and Bedroom: The Suppression of the Habitual.
Henry David Thoreau.
The Chic Interior and the Feminine Modern.
Inside Fear: Secret Places and Hidden Spaces in Dwellings.
The Pleasure of Architecture.
Domestic Doyennes: Purveyors of Atmospheres Spoken and Visual.
John C. Turpin.
The Lair of the Bachelor.
The Historical Tradition.
Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr..
Home: Territory and Identity.
J. Macgregor Wise.
The Material Value of Color: The Estate Agent s Tale.
D. J. B. Young.
Mark Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in architectural theory and design studio at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. Recent publications include guest editor of Surface Consciousness (Wiley–Academy, 2003) and co–author of Moments of Resistance (Archadia Press, 2002) with Julieanna Preston.