PRINT March 1988



PROBABLY MOST OF US live in the contemporary city, where we generally have only one house or apartment, most often a small one. Until now we have usually designed the interiors of these houses and apartments in a unified kind of way, according to the Modern dictate of standardizing all the rooms of the home, making them conform to a single image: a single color for the walls, a single material for the floors, only a small number of different types of lamp, matching curtains, matching doors, and so on. All this has been common practice for the last twenty years and longer. Now, however, Postmodern interior design has fragmented the image of the house into many different parts and situations. Not only can walls, floors, lamps, and so forth constantly vary, each room can have its own style—the living room can be “medieval,” say, while the bathroom is “Modern,” the hallway “neoclassical,” the

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