After Taste

Expanded Practice in Interior Design

Kent Kleinman, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Lois Weinthal

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     6 × 9 in (15.2 × 22.9 cm)
256 pages
75 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616890261

What is taste? This well-curated collection documents new theories and emerging critical practices in the field of interior design. It investigates taste, a concept central to the formation of the discipline in the eighteenth century that was repudiated by architects in the early twentieth century, but which continues to play an important role in interior design today. Essays by historians and critics are complemented by interviews with practitioners on the margins of normative practice and portfolios of the work of contemporary designers.

Kent Kleinman is the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury is an Assistant Professor in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design, where she lectures on architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Lois Weinthal is an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Master of Interior Design Program in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

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