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Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
SKU: 9780857851086
R 550,00
R 467,50
With the emergence of a contemporary desire for nostalgic interior style, "Retro" has inevitably become a highly valuable branch of interior design. Examining themes from production and consumption to cultural and social impacts on gender and class, Retro Style provides the essential critique of the modern vintage revival.
Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro style and placed it firmly as a key trend of contemporary design.

Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home is the first book to explore the modern position of retro by asking important questions around the emergence of the trend, its impact on production and consumption and how it manifests itself in the contemporary interior. Examining themes ranging from design, taste and the aestheticisation of everyday life to the bohemianisation of popular culture, the book provides a fascinating insight into how retro has shaped modern interior design.

Using original ethnographic research from retro retailers, enthusiasts, designers and media professionals Retro Style explores the positive and negative side of the style, ultimately providing an original and thought-provoking perspective on the history and trajectory of how retro has become what it now is and its bearing on the future of designed interiors.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857851086
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Contributor By (author) Sarah Elsie Baker
Publication Date 2013-07-04
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 248
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 424
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Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro style and placed it firmly as a key trend of contemporary design.

Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home is the first book to explore the modern position of retro by asking important questions around the emergence of the trend, its impact on production and consumption and how it manifests itself in the contemporary interior. Examining themes ranging from design, taste and the aestheticisation of everyday life to the bohemianisation of popular culture, the book provides a fascinating insight into how retro has shaped modern interior design.

Using original ethnographic research from retro retailers, enthusiasts, designers and media professionals Retro Style explores the positive and negative side of the style, ultimately providing an original and thought-provoking perspective on the history and trajectory of how retro has become what it now is and its bearing on the future of designed interiors.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780857851086
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Contributor By (author) Sarah Elsie Baker
Publication Date 2013-07-04
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 248
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 424
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