Taylor, Mark & Preston, Julieanna (2006) Proximities. In Taylor, Mark & Preston, Julieanna (Eds.) Intimus : interior design theory reader. John Wiley and Sons, Inc, United Kingdom, Chichester, pp. 6-13.

View at publisher


The collection of texts contained in this volume stem from a proposition that as an emerging discipline interior design draws from a body of theory specific to its creative practice. Initial informal surveys of interior design/ interior architecture and spatial arts university programmes revealed that not only do approaches, outlooks and pedagogical philosophy differ, but also the scope of theoretical texts rarely repeat or identify a distinct set of readings. Feedback we received from respondents indicated that most interior design programmes identify theoretical sources that span across several disciplines, that is, material from cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and gender studies etc. The material offers positions and insights that operate beyond architectural canons and interior design’s marginalisation within that discourse. This is not to suggest the interior as an inside is possible without architectural context or another form of enframing, particularly as Elizabeth Grosz has discussed the impossibility of having an inside without some form of demarcation that distinguishes the outer from the inner. Our search for theory related to the specifics of inhabitation and bodily presence confirms, the interior and its design constitute a wider field of cultural production.

Impact and interest:

5 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 7258
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details :
Keywords: Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Philosophy, Aesthetic theory
ISBN: 0470015705
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
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Deposited On: 11 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:31

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page