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Polly Pocket: Domesticity, Popular Culture and the Interior

Taylor, Mark (2000) Polly Pocket: Domesticity, Popular Culture and the Interior. 1997-1998 CHASA Refereed Design Scheme, pp. 41-47.

Abstract

This paper discusses some of the work carried out in ITDN 371 Interior Design Theory and Criticism at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, a course that explores the interior and interior design. It discusses marginalised readings of architecture through popular culture, and focuses on domesticity, decoration and decorum. As such it draws on feminist theory to affect a critique of architecture through questioning the oppression/subjugation of the interior in modern architectural discourse, a discourse that trivialised and dismissed feminine activity in the home. Furthermore it responds to mass culture, consumption and conspicuous display by examining consumer goods as a legitimate area of architectural study.

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ID Code: 11673
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: ISBN 0864229313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture) (120502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Mark Taylor
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:52

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