People, Places and Possessions
Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and gender, and permanence and impermanence. Topics range from archaeological artefacts to architectural concepts, from Romano-British consumption to the 1950s Playboy apartment, from historical elite habitation to present-day homelessness, from dwelling «on the move» to the crisis of household dissolution, and from interior design to installation art. Not only is this volume a rich resource of varied aspects and contexts of habitation, it also provides compelling examples of the potential for interdisciplinary conversations around significant shared themes.
Figure 3.1: Henry Moore, Helmet Head No.3, 1960 (LH 467). (Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.) 62 Figure 3.2: Ken Isaacs, 3-D Living Structure, p. 34, 1974. (From the original publication .) 65 Figure 3.3: Inhabitable furniture: CKR (Claesson Koivisto Rune for Dune New York), Luna (Moon), 2005. (Reproduced by permission of CKR Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects.) 66 Figure 3.4: Antonello da Messina, St Jerome in His Study, the National Gallery London, 1475. (Reproduced by permission of the National Gallery Picture Library.) 70 Figure 3.5: LOT-EK, Miller-Jones Studio, New York City, 1996. (Reproduced by permission of LOT-EK.) 76 Figure 4.1: The Grid Group Relationship. (Image: author.) 88 Figure 4.2: Grid Group ‘Worldviews’. (Image: author.) 90 Figure 4.3: Alignment to Grid Group Options. The italics indicate archaeological visibility. (Table: author.) 94–5 Figure 4.4: Iron Age phases of occupation. The darkened rings indicate probable domestic structures. (Reproduced by permission of Oxford Archaeology.) 97 Figure 4.5: Early Roman phases of occupation. (Reproduced by permission of Oxford Archaeology.) 98 Figure 4.6: Comparison of forms from LIA (dark) and ER (light) phases. (Image: author.) 99 Figure 5.1: Left: 1878 OS map centred on Tilney Street (© and database right Crown Copyright and Landmark Information Group Ltd (All rights reserved 2016) viii Figures Licence numbers 000394 and TP0024); Right: street view of Tilney Street facing west, illustrating Nos 1–3 (London Metropolitan Archives, City of London). 110 Figure 5.2: A: cornice from No. 1 Tilney Street (© English Heritage); B: first-floor view of No. 3 Tilney...
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