Narratives That Illuminate Design If you believe that design-centric coffee table books contain nothing more than visual surveys of portfolios, I am out to change…View More Narratives That Illuminate Design
Tag: Regency Era
The Regency Era, which took place from 1811 to 1837 and was wedged between the Georgian Era and the Victorian Era, was a time of extravagance.
Jane Austen’s novels were some of the most popular pieces of fiction during the Regency Era, which was known for its romantic fiction. Though it may seem as if the author dictated the aesthetics of the movie sets that now represent her work, it’s far from the truth, as she spent the largest majority of her pages plumbing the depths of internal dialogue in order to move the story along.
This means set decorators look to the eras in which she was writing and in which her books were popular to source the decorative items that bring her narratives to life. I make this point in a diary entry that features Might & Magnificence: Silver in the Georgian Age, a sale at the London Silver Vaults that provided the perfect opportunity to highlight how the design world, and those who outfit it with the wares that populate its realities, makes such an impact on films produced the world over. I used Austen’s film Emma to make my case.
One Special Summer with Jackie O
Hegel’s caveat “history teaches us nothing” may be relevant in cultural and philosophical realities but in the design world the statement is far from succinct.…View More One Special Summer with Jackie O
We’ll Never Be Royals
Nest Nest Nest features the Alliage pattern.As I write this, I can feel the design energy draining from the Americas as the movers-and-shakers in our…View More We’ll Never Be Royals
Jane Austen Era Silver
If you are a fan of movies inspired by the novels of Jane Austen but you haven’t read her books, you may be surprised to know…View More Jane Austen Era Silver