Bachelors of a different sort : queer aesthetics, material culture and the modern interior in Britain / John Potvin.

  • Potvin, John
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2014.
New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan

Physical description

xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.



1. Men of a different sort: the seven deadly sins of the modern bachelor -- I. Wilde Spaces: 2.̀God Save the Queen': Lord Gower, idolatry and the cult of the bric-à-brac diva; 3. Vale(d) decadence: Charles Ricketts, Charles Shannon and the Wilde factor -- II. Country Living: 4. Askesis and the Greek ideal: Edward Perry Warren and Lewes House; 5. Of art and irises: Cedric Morris, Arthur Lett-Haines and the decorative ideal -- III. Stage Design for Living: 6. Coward in the room: interwar glamour and the performances of a queer modernity; 7. Cecil Beaton: artifice as resistance; 8. Conclusion: manifesto for a queer home of One's own.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-306) and index.


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