Friday, 8 January 2016

Reading List: New Year's Resolution

Being a PhD student means mainly that my reading list is a Danaus pithos, there is no end! Beginning this new year with a fresh start, along with being healthy and spending less time in front of the TV, my biggest resolution is to READ MORE and to write reviews on this blog. 

So here is my reading-list for January:

Interior Decoration:

Aprahamian, Peter, Ann Gore, and Alan Gore. The History of English Interiors. London: Phaidon Press, 1994. 

Day, Lewis Foreman. The Application of Ornament. London, B.T. Batsford, 1888.

Edwards, C. D., and Professor Gareth Shaw. Turning Houses into Homes: A History of the Retailing and Consumption of Domestic Furnishings. New edition edition. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2005.

Haweis, Mary Eliza Joy. The Art of Beauty. London : Chatto & Windus, 1883.

Hayward, S. P. “The House Useful and Beautiful : A Study of Late Victorian and Edwardian Theories of Furnishing and Interior Decoration.” Ph.D., Royal College of Art, 1990.

Long, Helen Clare. “The British Domestic Interior 1880 to 1914 : A Study of Fixed Decoration in Middle-Class Housing.” Ph.D., Brighton Polytechnic, 1990.

Neiswander, Judith. The Cosmopolitan Interior: Liberalism and the British Home, 1870-1914. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2008.

Neiswander, Judith Ann. “Liberalism, Nationalism and the Evolution of Middle-Class Values : The Literature on Interior Decoration in England, 1875-1914.” Ph.D., Queen Mary, University of London, 1988.

Orrinsmith, Lucy. The Drawing-Room: Its Decorations and Furniture. Macmillan, 1878.

Yapp, George Wagstaffe. Art industry, furniture, upholstery, and house decoration. London, J. S. Virtue & co., limited 1879], 1879.

Gothic Revival:

Aspin, Philip. “Architecture and Identity in the English Gothic Revival 1800-1850.” Ph.D., University of Oxford, 2013.

Lepine, Ayla. “Queer Gothic: Architecture, Gender and Desire.” Accessed October 13, 2015.

Lindfield, Peter Nelson. “Furnishing Britain : Gothic as a National Aesthetic, 1740-1840.” Ph.D., University of St Andrews, 2012.


Reid, Hew. “The Furniture Workers : From Craft to Industrial Union, 1865-1872.” Ph.D., University of Warwick, 1982.

Riall, Ernest. “Making Fashionable Furniture in England and France during the Age of Elegance,” 2012.

List made possible thanks to the best bibliographical tool ever: Zotero


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