Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 May 2014

336 Pages | 65 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719084997

Bookseller Code (06)

Bachelors of a different sort

Queer aesthetics, material culture and the modern interior in Britain

John Potvin

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • The first book to explore queer sexualities and the modern interior beyond the urban bias of most scholarship to explore both country and city experiences and expressions
  • The first theoretically ambitious book that explores the timely concepts of shame and resistance as crucial expressions of modern masculinity and sexual difference
  • A richly illustrated book that is at once theoretically ambitious and rich in its use of archival and various historical sources
  • Written in a lively and accessible manner, the book explores a wide range of significant analyses of some of the period's best-known figures whose interiors have largely gone unnoticed and unanalysed
  • By exploring bachelors whose interests revolved around the arts, aesthetics and material culture, the book explores the spaces of painters, playwrights, authors, sculptors, antiquarians, collectors, photographers, illustrators and stage designers, among others

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