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The Problem of the House

French Domestic Life and the Rise of Modern Architecture

Alex Thomas Anderson

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  • Published: 2006
  • Subject Listing: Architecture, Cultural Studies, Interior Design
  • Bibliographic information: 240 pp., 97 illus., 7 x 10 in.
  • Series: McLellan Endowed Series
  • Contents

The Problem of the House will appeal to art and architectural historians, students and scholars of architecture, interior designers, and decorative artists.
Alex T. Anderson is associate professor of architecture at the University of Washington.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Raising Up the Bourgeois Home
- The Ordinary Supersedes the Extraordinary at the Expositions Universelles
- Structural Rationalism and the New French Home
- The Liberalization of the Bourgeois French Interior
- Domestic Themes in the Fine Arts
2. Design and Domestic Settings: The Salons D'Automne of 1910 to 1913
- 1910: The German Challenge
- 1911: Constructeur / Coloriste
- 1912: Un Salon Bourgeois
- 1913: The Good and the Well-Made Thing
3. The War, House Reconstruction, and Furniture Production
4. The End of Decorative Art, The Hour of Architecture
- Toward a Union of Modern Designers
- The End of Decorative Art
- The Hour of Architecture in France
- The Architects-Decorateurs
- French Modern Architecture
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Illustration Credits
Reviews