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Interior design criticism: Between excess and austerity

Franz, Jill M. (2003) Interior design criticism: Between excess and austerity. IDEA Journal, 2003, pp. 11-21.

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Abstract

In this paper, an analysis of a review article in an Australian design magazine is undertaken using a selected model of architectural criticism. While the model is found to be restrictive in facilitating exploration of fundamental philosophical issues in interior design, it does reveal the potential of interior design criticism as a ground for further developing and defining interior design’s distinctive qualities and possibilities. The paper shows that a special aspect of the critical ground is its ability to accommodate oppositional concepts and through the tension in their proximity to provide for more constructive debate and exploration.

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ID Code: 5391
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Interior Design, Architecture, criticism
ISSN: 1445-5412
Subjects: 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
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Jill M. Franz
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:02

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