The Bathroom, the Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste : A Process of Elimination

Lupton, Ellen and Miller, J. Abbott. The Bathroom, the Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste : A Process of Elimination. Cambridge, MA: MIT List Visual Arts Center, 1992.

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Abstract (English)

Lavishly illustrated with archival material from commercial catalogues, magazines and advertisements, this eight-chapter monograph addresses the history of 20th century kitchen and bathroom design in America as it relates to social attitudes toward domestic "science" housekeeping, labour division, consumption patterns, family structure, public health, hygiene, waste, aesthetics and mechanization. Includes a two-page chronology on water, waste, and electrical systems. Circa 150 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Monographs
All Contributors: Lupton, Ellen (Curator); Lupton, Ellen (Author); Miller, J. Abbott (Curator); Miller, J. Abbott (Author); Kline, Katy (Prefacer)
Dossier: 360 - M.I.T. LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER (Cambridge, MA)
Collation: 75 p. : circa 96 ill. (25 col.) ; 28 x 21 cm
ISBN: 0938437429
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT List Visual Arts Center
Critics / Curators / Historians: Lupton, Ellen; Miller, J. Abbott
Art Organizations: M.i.t. List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA)
Event Statement: Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Process of Elimination : The Kitchen, the Bathroon and the Aesthetics of Waste." - Exhibition dates: 9 May - 28 June 1992, MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge).
Keywords: DESIGN; DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT; ENVIRONMENT; HISTORY; FEMINISM; CONSUMERISM; INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY; URBAN MILIEU; FAMILY; SOCIOLOGY; INDUSTRIALIZATION; INDUSTRIAL DESIGN; INDUSTRIAL IMAGES; SOCIAL HISTORY
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 1993
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:38
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/4777
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