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Mr and Mrs Bennett relaxing by the hearth at Pine Ridge

NOTES: This was a setting for Woman's Own magazine.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton: the saloon

Nash, John (1752-1835)
SOURCE: John Nash. The Royal Pavilion at Brighton (London, 1826), unnumbered plate NOTES: The Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for the then Prince Regent (later King George IV). Originally the 'Marine Pavilion', a Neo-Classical building designed by Henry Holland and completed in 1787, it was transformed into this Indian style building by John Nash in 1815-1822. Using new technology, Nash enlarged the building and added the domes and minarets by superimposing a cast iron framework over Holland's pavilion. The Music Room was decorated by Frederick Crace.

Swedish Pavilion, 1939 World's Fair, Queens, New York: the arts and crafts hall

Markelius, Sven (1889-1972)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the archive of Sir Anthony Wakefield Cox (1915-1993).

Petit salon, Ambassade Francaise, Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925

Dufrene, Maurice (1876-1955)
SOURCE: Une Ambassade Francaise (Paris, 1925), pl. X NOTES: The Ambassade Francaise was organised by the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs and consisted of twenty-five rooms arranged around a three-sided court.

Measured drawings of the Palazzo Doria Tursi, Genoa: section of the dining room

NOTES: The palazzo was begun in the 1560s then altered and extended in the 17th century and the 1820s. The drawing's annotation describes the palazzo as the home of the 'Queen Mother'.

Sketch for an exhibition panel illustrating the problems and solutions connected with designing for the elderly: here a couple are shown seated by a window

Cullen, Gordon (1914-1994)
NOTES: The sketch's annotation explains the special importance of a window's view to the elderly, who may not be able to leave the house frequently.