Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Shelf 947, Case X

Rear Bedroom under Redecoration

Photograph
ca. 1985 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This image is from the series ‘Ideal Home’, which records successive changes in the decor of a north London home throughout the 1980s. The view through the window is probably a mirror image of the other side of the street: 1930s semi-detached houses – the epitome of British suburbia. Through delving into the detail of domestic arrangements, Taylor catalogues the ordinary suburban lifestyle, analysing people’s connection to commodities and their environment.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleIdeal Home (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print
Brief Description
Black and white photograph showing 1930s suburban homes taken through bay window by John R. J. Taylor, made in London, ca. 1985.
Physical Description
Black and white photograph showing 1930s suburban homes taken through bay window.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 25.3cm
  • Image width: 36.7cm
  • Sheet height: 30.5cm
  • Sheet width: 40.4cm
Gallery Label
This image is from the series Ideal Home that records successive changes in the décor of a North London home throughout the 1980s. The view through the window is probably a mirror image of the other side of the street: 1930s semi-detached houses, the epitome of British post-war suburbia. Through delving into the considered detail of domestic arrangements, Taylor catalogued the ordinary suburban lifestyle, revealing people's connection to commodities and their environment.(22/09/2004)
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This image is from the series ‘Ideal Home’, which records successive changes in the decor of a north London home throughout the 1980s. The view through the window is probably a mirror image of the other side of the street: 1930s semi-detached houses – the epitome of British suburbia. Through delving into the detail of domestic arrangements, Taylor catalogues the ordinary suburban lifestyle, analysing people’s connection to commodities and their environment.
Collection
Accession Number
E.26-1990

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record createdJune 28, 2005
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