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Chinese Wallpaper

Jane Stevenson

in Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In England modern taste was more often expressed by decorators than by architects. Thus interior decoration is the context in which new trends in art are absorbed and understood. A difficult concept ... More


Whiteness

Jane Stevenson

in Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The colour white was central to twenties aesthetics. Modernists associated it with purity, rigour, and absence of decoration: plain white privileges volume over surfaces. Modern baroque decorators ... More


Rococo Arcadia

Jane Stevenson

in Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Murals are astonishingly common between the wars. In Britain they were less often created for private houses, because most people rented and moved frequently, but they were frequently commissioned ... More


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