Key Interiors Since 1900

By Graeme Brooker

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  • Flexibind
  • 642 illustrations
  • 256 pages
  • 11½ x 9⅞ ins
  • ISBN 9781780672687
  • Published September 2013

This book defines the history of modern interior design through the reuse of existing buildings. This approach allows the history of the interior to be viewed as separate from the history of architecture and instead enables the interior to develop its own historical narrative.

The book is organized around six thematic chapters: home, work, retail, display, leisure and culture. Each one comprises a selection of case studies in chronological order. 52 key examples dating from 1900 to the present are explored in terms of context, concept, organization and detail and are illustrated with photographs, plans, sections, concept drawings and sketches.

This unique history will be invaluable for students of interior architecture and design seeking a survey tailored especially for them, as well as appealing to interested general readers.

About the Author

Graeme Brooker is The Head of the School of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He is interested in the cultural, historical and philosophical dimensions of the interior and the implications of reusing existing buildings. He has written numerous books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Rereadings (2004)

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Chapter 1: Home / Introduction / Maison de Verre, Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, Paris,France, 1928–31 / Beistegui Apartment, Le Corbusier, Paris, France, 1929–31 / Casa Devalle, Carlo Mollino, Turin, Italy, 1939–40 / Total Furnishing Unit, Joe Colombo, New York, USA, 1971–2 / Callender School Renovation, George Ranalli, Newport, USA,1979–81 / Penthouse at 23 Beekman Place, Paul Rudolph, New York, USA, 1977–88 / Pawson Family House, John and Catherine Pawson, London, UK, 1996–9 / Bunny Lane House, Adam Kalkin, New Jersey, USA, 2001 / Glenlyon Church, Multiplicity, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Chapter 2: Work / Introduction / Buürolandschaft, Eberhard and Wolfgang Schnelle/Quickborner Team, Germany, 1959 / La Llauna School, Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, Badalona, Spain, 1984–6/1993–4 / Metropolis Recording Studios, Powell-Tuck, Connor & Orefelt, London, UK, 1990 / DE Shaw Offices, Steven Holl Architects, New York, USA, 1991–2 / Reactor Studios, Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa), Santa Monica, USA, 1998 / Utrecht Town Hall, EMBT, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2000 / TBWA\HAKUHODO, Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 / Birkbeck Centre for Film and Visual Media Research, Surface Architects, London, UK, 2007
Chapter 3: Shop / Introduction / Knize Tailors, Adolf Loos, Vienna, Austria, 1910–13 / Olivetti Showroom, Carlo Scarpa, Venice, Italy, 1957–8 / Retti Candle Shop, Hans Hollein, Vienna, Austria, 1965 / Issey Miyake, Shiro Kuramata, Tokyo, Japan, 1987 / Mandarina Duck, Droog, Paris, France, 2000 / Alexander McQueen, William Russell, New York, USA, 2002 / Santa Caterina Market, EMBT, Barcelona, Spain, 1997–2004 / Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo, London, UK, 2004 / Selexyz Dominicanen Bookshop, Merkx+Girod, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2007
Chapter 4: Display / Introduction / Castelvecchio Museum, Carlo Scarpa, Verona, Italy, 1958–73 / Hedmark Cathedral Museum, Sverre Fehn, Hamar, Norway, 1967–73/1979 / Deutsches Architekturmuseum, O.M. Ungers, Frankfurt, Germany, 1979–84 / Picasso Museum, Roland Simounet, Paris, France, 1976–85 / Galleria Nazionale, Guido Canali, Parma, Italy, 1977–87 / Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, Chemetov, Huidobro, Allio and Benavente, Paris, France, 1994 / Great Expectations, Casson Mann and Kerr/Noble, New York, USA, 2001 / British Music Experience, Land Design Studio, London, UK, 2009
Chapter 5: Leisure / Introduction / Willow Tea Rooms, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, Glasgow, UK, 1904 / American Bar, Adolf Loos, Vienna, Austria, 1908 / Haçienda, Ben Kelly, Manchester, UK, 1982 / Royalton Hotel, Philippe Starck, New York, USA, 1988 / MAK Cafe, Hermann Czech, Vienna, Austria, 1993 / Georges Restaurant, Pompidou Centre, Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane, Paris, France, 2000 / Brasserie, Seagram Building, Diller + Scofidio, New York, USA, 2000 / Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, Rare, London, UK, 2010 / Waterhouse Hotel, NHDRO, Shanghai, China, 2010
Chapter 6: Culture  Introduction / Glasgow School of Art Library, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow, UK, 1897–9/1907–9 / Royal Exchange Theatre, Levitt Bernstein Architects, Manchester, UK, 1976 / Trust Theater, Mecanoo Architects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996 / Muüncheberg Church and Library, Klaus Block, Mu üncheberg, Germany, 1997 / San Marcos Cultural Centre, Ignacio Mendaro Corsini, Toledo, Spain, 2002 / Maison de l’Architecture, Chartier-Corbasson, Paris, France, 2003 / Architectural Documentation Centre and Lecture Hall, Aparicio + Fernández Elorza, Madrid, Spain, 2004 / Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Office dA, Providence, USA, 2006 / CaixaForum, Herzog & de Meuron, Madrid, Spain, 2008
Index / Picture sources and credits / Acknowledgements