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Ideal homes, 1918-39 : domestic design and suburban modernism

Author: Deborah S Ryan
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Series: Studies in design and material culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the aspirations and tastes of new suburban communities in interwar England for domestic architecture and design that was both modern and nostalgic in a period where homeownership became the norm.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah S Ryan
ISBN: 9781526126573 1526126575 9781526126566 1526126567
OCLC Number: 1030213557
Awards: Winner of Historians of British Art Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800 2020 (UK)
Short-listed for Shortlisted for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion 2018 for an outstanding contribution to architectural history. 2018 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Front matter; Dedication; Contents; List of plates; List of figures; Acknowledgements; The interwar house: ideal homes and domestic design; Suburban: class, gender and home ownership; Modernisms: 'good design' and 'bad design'; Efficiency: labour-saving and the professional housewife; Nostalgia: the Tudorbethan semi and the detritus of Empire; Afterword: modernising the interwar ideal home; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in design and material culture.
Responsibility: Deborah Sugg Ryan.

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Focusing on the house-building boom of the interwar years, when Britain became a nation of homeowners, this book investigates the ways in which ordinary people expressed new class and gender  Read more...

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