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Setting the Scene: Considering the concept of staging in the consumption of the interior during the 1920s and 1930s in Britain

Vanden Berghe, Vanessa (2019) Setting the Scene: Considering the concept of staging in the consumption of the interior during the 1920s and 1930s in Britain. In: Staging the Space Between, 30 May - 1 June 2019, South Dakota State University.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Vanden Berghe, Vanessa
Description:

The interwar period in Britain saw a rapid increase in the dissemination of images of well-photographed buildings and interiors in a variety of journals and magazines. Varied titles, such as The Architectural Review, Country Life, Vogue and The Sketch, all published seductive images of newly built architecture and its interiors. Taking a selection of contemporary images as a starting point this paper aims to look more closely at the consumption of the work of Oliver Hill (1887–1968), a quintessential architect and interior designer of the period, in contemporary media.

This paper will use an analysis of the interactions between the interior as space and the interior as staged in images as a way of expanding our understanding of how the interior was consumed during the 1920s and 1930s. To date, less thought has been given to how the visual languages, as seen by the public on stage or in the cinema, helped to influence and create "the modern interior." By analyzing images of Hill’s interior designs for what they "do" rather than for what they "are," this analysis can offer an expanded view of what contemporary British audiences saw and how they were invited to see and experience those interiors.

Official Website: https://spacebetweensociety.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/staging-the-space-program-final.pdf
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 1 June 2019
Event Location: South Dakota State University
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 10:29
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 10:29
Item ID: 18768
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/18768

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