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There are still a few places left for the following event:
Back to the Drawing Book: re-examining furniture and furnishings 1760 - 1950 conference
Saturday 4th December, 10:30am - 4:00pm
The aim of this conference is to depart from the traditional histories of furniture and the interior. The focus is not the famous makers, such as Sheraton, Chippendale and Hepplewhite, but rather the cultural contexts of furniture design, the less well-known firms and the impact of theoretical studies upon the way in which furniture is discussed.
Papers will examine a variety of subjects, including the firms of Crace & Son, Holland & Son and Gillows, and will also develop new ideas on the domestic object in the 1950's, reading Victorian images of furniture and the perception of the authentic piece.
The conference will be of interest to anyone who wishes to re-examine the history of furniture and furnishings, or to explore exciting new approaches to archival work.
The papers are:
Emma Cowan - The rise of the Middle Class: Crace and Son at Tyntesfield.
Amanda Girling-Budd - Holland and Sons: Noble Connexions.
Trevor Keeble - Picturing Furniture: The role of imagery in the late Victorian furniture industry.
Eleanor Quince - The Search for the Author: Gillows and the problem of biography in furniture history.
Julie Schlarman - The Stepford Wives or Peyton Place: Shifting Gender Roles in the Mass Produced Suburban Home.
Mark Westgarth - 'These Wretched Patchwork Combinations': reconstructing the notion of authentic ancient furniture in the early 19th century.
Tickets: £35.00 or £25.00 concessions including lunch.
Please note: The concessionary ticket rate applies to students, Middlesex University staff, Friends of MoDA, senior citizens, registered disabled people and ES40 holders.
Booking enquiries: Please call 020 8411 4394.
The event is supported by Visual Culture & Media, Middlesex University
MoDA - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture. Based on the Cat Hill campus of Middlesex University, MoDA's varied exhibitions give a vivid picture of domestic life in the first half of the twentieth century whilst also looking at contemporary design, art and issues related to the domestic environment.
Enquiries: 020 8411 5244