University of Hertfordshire

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Hands at Home? Textures, Tactility and Touch in Interior Design

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Senses and Interior Design
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Publication statusSubmitted - 5 Apr 2021

Abstract

This chapter explores the mutually constitutive relationships between touch and interior design for the home, in an analysis attentive to modernisms and mediation. The phrase ‘home comforts’ indicates that the home is not merely a place; it is a group of sensory experiences which collectively produce a distinctive comfort. Here, I examine three key tendencies of modernism, showing how a focus on touch yields new understanding about the interplay of people and their object worlds in domestic interiors.

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