Susan Weber

Curator; Academic; Writer; Editor / Interior Design / United States / Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

Books Every Interior Designer Should Read

All my life, I’ve been “into” interior design in one way or another. It began with looking at the so-called shelter magazines, moved on to watching my mother make decorative choices for our home, to deciding in college that this was an area that went beyond “pretty” and revealed unsuspected facets about my world. To discover, explore, and try to understand the cultural meanings of what would become to be known as material culture would become the governing intellectual passion of my adult life. . . . View the complete text
2 books
Christopher Wilk Editor

Edited by Christopher Wilk, the curator of the exhibition of the same name held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006, and with major contributions from highly regarded design experts, this book is lavishly illustrated and looks at the designed world from 1914 to 1939 as the key point of reference for 20th-century architecture, design, and art.

Pat Kirkham Editor

Published by the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in conjunction with its landmark exhibition in 2000–2001. Edited by Pat Kirkham, a member of the BGC faculty, this truly groundbreaking study examines a broad range of women designers, from the most famous (Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Donna Karan) to those anonymous women who worked in many different fields, including textiles, graphics, ceramics, furniture, fashion, and jewelry and contributed to 20th-century American culture.

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