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- DescriptionThe bachelor has long held an ambivalent, uncomfortable and even at times unfriendly position in society. This book carefully considers the complicated relationships between the modern queer bachelor and interior design, material culture and aesthetics in Britain between 1885 and 1957. The seven deadly sins of the modern bachelor (queerness, idolatry, askesis, decadence, the decorative, glamour and artifice) comprise a contested site and reveal in their respective ways the distinctly queer twinning of shame and resistance. It pays close attention to the interiors of Lord Ronald Gower, Alfred Taylor, Oscar Wilde, Charles Shann and Charles Ricketts, Edward Perry Warren and John Marshall, Sir Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines, Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton. Richly illustrated and written in a lively and accessible manner, Bachelors of a different sort is at once theoretically ambitious and rich in its use of archival and various historical sources.
- Author BiographyJohn Potvin is Director of the Humanities PhD Program and Associate Professor in Art History at Concordia University
- PrizesWinner of Historians of British Art Book Prize: Best Single-Authored Book on a Pre-1800 Subject 2016.
- Author(s)John Potvin
- PublisherManchester University Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2015
- SubjectHouse & Home
- Series TitleStudies in Design and Material Culture
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintManchester University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, black & white
- Weight590 g
- Width170 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Series Edited byChristopher Breward,Bill Sherman
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