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The Heart of the Home: The Design and Material Culture of the Modern Kitchen, Association for Art History Annual Public Lecture 2019: In partnership with the Department of Art History and Cultural Practices, University of Manchester and The Whitworth

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

In this lecture Deborah Sugg Ryan talks about the evolution of the design, equipment and use of the modern domestic kitchen as both an actual room and an imagined space. She looks at the changing practices of work done in kitchen, throwing class and gender roles into focus. Her talk explores how the kitchen has evolved through time, influenced by ideology, socio-economic, cultural, architectural and design visions, and practical conditions. For instance, the kitchen as a space for food preparation, eating and a general ‘lived in’ space. As well as the kitchen as a separate, functional ‘working’ space purely for cooking, cut off from the rest of the house to avoid the smells and fumes of cooking, and contact with servants. The talk unpicks the ideals from the lived realities of the kitchen.
3 Oct 2019

Event (Conference)

TitleAssociation for Art History Annual Public Lecture 2019
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LocationThe Whitworth
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

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