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Selected New Publications on Historic and New Interiors

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    Pauline Saliga

    Shawn Henderson
    By Shawn Henderson, with Mayer Rus | Photographs by Stephen Kent Johnson
    October 26, 2021 Hardcover

    Shawn Henderson is the first monograph from the highly sought-after designer renowned for creating serene and sophisticated interiors. Heavily illustrated, this new book collects fourteen stunning projects including city townhouses and lofts, historic farmhouses and country estates, and modern mountain and beach retreats. Henderson shares the warm, intimate, and harmonious environments he designs through layered compositions of sculptural lighting and furniture, elegant finishes and textures, and exceptional art.

    Santa Fe Modern: Contemporary Design in the High Desert 
    By Helen Thompson | Photographs by Casey Dunn
    October 26, 2021 Hardcover

    The first book to survey the modernist and contemporary architecture and interiors of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Modern is organized by project and includes a remarkable collection of twenty Southwestern houses drawn from the rich architectural heritage of New Mexico. Featuring more than 200 images of homes elaborately filled with eye-catching art, as well as Pueblo-style modest adobe dwellings—and black-and-white landscape photographs—this book is an important demonstration of the synergistic relationship between architecture, art, and the land.

    Breuer’s Bohemia
    By James Crump
    September 14, 2021  Hardcover

    Breuer’s Bohemia surveys a selection of houses in Connecticut and Massachusetts designed by the iconic twentieth-century architect Marcel Breuer from the 1950s through ’70s, and recounts the surprising social history of the companions and colleagues who coalesced around him. Heavily illustrated with vintage and contemporary photos, and rarely seen archival material, this collection is a unique glimpse of a creatively rich period of American culture.

    This publication coincides with a feature-length documentary film of the same name. 

    Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody
    By Catherine Cody

    The first monograph devoted to the prolific William F. Cody, Master of the Midcentury gives a detailed overview of the architect credited for making Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism. Cody’s projects defined the emerging West Coast lifestyle of the time that combined luxury, leisure, and experimental design, and this new book is replete with 400 photographs, color renderings, drawings, and plans.

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    Olivier Vallerand

    Erin J. Campbell (University of Victoria) and I co-edited an issue of RACAR last fall about “new perspectives on the domestic interior”: (and available for free for a limited time here: We included research articles, accounts of practices and book reviews about historic and contemporary domestic interiors.

    • Erin J. Campbell and Olivier Vallerand | Introduction



    • Linda Stone-Ferrier | Glimpses, Glances and Gossip: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings of Domestic Interiors on Their Neighbourhood’s Doorstep
    • Angela Andersen and Can Gündüz | Sweeping the Meydan: Home and Religious Ceremony Amongst the Alevis



    • Francesco Freddolini | (Re)imagining Asian Rulers in Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata: The Agency of Interiors​
    • Magdalena Milosz | Simulated Domesticities: Settings for Colonial Assimilation in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada
    • Mitchell B. Frank | Max Liebermann: Assimilation and Belonging



    • Katherine Dennis | PRACTICES – Reflections on One Story Among Many: Memories of the Future III (2018)
    • Marie-Ève Marchand | Exposer l’intérieur domestique : le cas de la salle Boucher de la Frick Collection
    • Katherine Lapierre | PRACTICES – L’Outsider et le potentiel évolutif de l’image de la maison ​


    Book Reviews

    • Angela Andersen and Can Gündüz | Marco Faini and Alessia Meneghin, eds., Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World
    • Eve Baboula | Jenn Cianca, Sacred Ritual, Profane Space: The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place
    • Menno Hubregtse | Brian Carter, ed., boundary, sequence, illusion: Ian MacDonald Architect
    • Marie-Paule Macdonald | Lezli Rubin-Kunda, At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice; Mark Wigley, ed., Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Investigation; Kitty Scott, ed., Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, exh. cat.
    • John Potvin | Oliver Vallerand, Unplanned Visitors: Queering the Ethics and Aesthetics of Domestic Space
    • Colin Ripley | John Potvin and Marie-Ève Marchand, eds., Design and Agency: Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices
    • Olivier Vallerand | Francesco Garutti, dir., Nos jours heureux : architecture et bien-être à l’ère du capitalisme émotionnel
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