In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible. Negotiating Domesticity investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms.
Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological, anthropological, philosophical and psychoanalytical approaches. The authors explore the relationships between modern domestic spaces and sexed subjectivities in a broad range of geographical locations of Western modernity.
This richly interdisiplinary work presents architects and postgraduate students with an in-depth exploration of domesticity in the modern era.
Introduction: Modernity and Domesticity. Tensions and Contradictions Hilde Heynen Figures of Woman in Contemporary Architectural Discourse Gulsum Baydar Gendered Subjects: 'A Citizen as well as a Housewife.' New Spaces of Domesticity in 1930s London Elizabeth Darling. The Housewife, the Builder and the Desire for a Polykatoikia Apartment in Post-War Athens Ioanna Theocharopoulou. Promoting Catholic Family Values and Modern Domesticity in Post-War Belgium Fredie Floré. Rehearsing Domesticity: Post-War Pocono Honeymoon Resorts Barbara Penner Sexual Articulations: 'Only where Comfort Ends does Humanity Begin.' On the Coldness of Avant-Garde Architecture in the Weimar Period Karina Van Herck. The Uncanny Architect: Fears of Lesbian Builders and Deviant Homes in Modern Germany Despina Stratigakos A Queer Analysis of Eileen Grey's E.1027. Katarina Bonnevier An Architecture of Twenty-Words: Intimate Details of a London Blue Plaque House Chee Li Lian Denatured Domesticity: An Account of Femininity and Physiognomy in the Interiors of Frances Glessner Lee Laur J. Miller Spatial Practices: Unequal Union: La Casa Estudio de San Angel Inn, c. 1929-1932 Ernestina Osorio Looking at/in/from the Maison de Verre Christopher Wilson The Third House: Marie-Jose Can Hee's Dealings with Domesticity André Loeckx Photography's Veil: Reading Gender and Loo's Interiors Charles Rice The Modernist Boudoir and the Erotics of Space Anne Troutman