Journal Article

Interior Decoration and Haute Couture: Links between the Developments of the Two Professions in France and the USA in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries—A Historiographical Analysis

Penny Sparke

in Journal of Design History

Published on behalf of Design History Society

Volume 21, issue 1, pages 101-107
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 0952-4649
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1741-7279 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epm037
Interior Decoration and Haute Couture: Links between the Developments of the Two Professions in France and the USA in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries—A Historiographical Analysis

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This essay sets out to map a field of secondary sources which could be used to address the links between developments in the professions of interior decoration and haute couture in France and the USA in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and to speculate upon and outline some of the themes that would inform such an investigation.

Keywords: advice literature; amateur design; department store; fashion; interior decoration; professional design

Journal Article.  4568 words. 

Subjects: History of Art ; Art Forms ; Industrial and Commercial Art ; Art Styles

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