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Home comforts: the style of the new suburban interiors and the changing role of the housewife in the 1920s and 1930s

Dirix, Emmanuelle (2010) Home comforts: the style of the new suburban interiors and the changing role of the housewife in the 1920s and 1930s. In: Suburbia Lecture Series, 22/2/210, London Transport Museum.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Dirix, Emmanuelle
Description:

This talk focuses on the wives and mothers who found themselves in charge of their new homes, in Metroland - far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The talk explored how homes changed dramatically after the First World War, through the boom in technology and labour saving devices, and in their decorative schemes. It compared the sleek ideal 'moderne' interiors that featured in magazines and promotional material, with the ubiquitous reality of mock Jacobean sideboards and floral wallpapers. Drawing on women's magazines of the time it also discussed the woman's role in the house, where she shopped and what she bought.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 22 February 2010
Event Location: London Transport Museum
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 17:14
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 17:14
Item ID: 6335
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6335

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