"I cannot think of a better place to study 19th-and 20th-century interiors history," Florida State University's Yelena McLane says.
The assistant professor and program leader was among a group of students who spent the summer in London, studying in the fields of theater, design, and art, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
"London is a place where historic structures and interior elements from the recent and distant past weave a rich tapestry within the city," McLane says.
"These serve as a dramatic backdrop while also directly influencing contemporary ways of living, working, or experiencing this remarkable city."
Among other things, McLane's students visited the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum, Kew Gardens, and several historic houses, including the 18th-century Chiswick House, the late-19th-century eccentric Leighton House, and a 1939 Modernist home on 2 Willow Road designed by architect Ern Goldfinger.
Bookmaking: Students learned about the importance of book conservation at the British Library.
They also visited independent bookshops, specialty art stores, museums, and galleries. Read the Entire Article
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