Architectural space

 Constructing Identities and Interiors book coverPalaces in Saint-Cloud and Würzburg, courtesans’ homes, and gentlemen’s galleries in post-Napoleonic London are among the interiors covered in Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities and Interiors (Ashgate).

Co-edited by Denise Amy Baxter, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Art Education and Art History, and Meredith Martin of Wellesley College, the book explores how bankers, bishops, bluestockings and courtesans used architectural space and décor to shape and express identity. The book’s contributors address identity as it relates to gender, class and ethnicity and cover the role that spatial environments played at defining historical and cultural moments.






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