Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2015

336 Pages | 65 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9781784991098

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

  • Now available in paperback, this book is the first sustained exploration of queer sexualities and the modern interior beyond the urban bias of most scholarship to explore both country and city life
  • This richly illustrated book considers the twined concepts of shame and resistance and their effects on modern masculinity, sexual difference and design
  • Written in a lively and accessible manner, the book provides a range of significant analyses of some of the period's best-known figures whose interiors have largely gone unnoticed and unanalyzed
  • By investigating bachelors whose interests revolved around the arts, aesthetics, design and material culture, the book attends to the spaces of painters, playwrights, authors, sculptors, antiquarians, collectors, photographers, illustrators and stage designers, among others

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