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Prof Anne Massey - Professor in Design

Professor Anne Massey

Professor in Design

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Anne Massey is a curator and writer who looks at the spaces between art and design. She is founding editor of the Bloomsbury journal, Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture and Research Associate, ICA Archives. She is the leading expert on the interdisciplinary history and contemporary significance of the Independent Group. She has written eight books - Interior Design of the Twentieth Century (Thames & Hudson); Blue Guide: Berlin and Eastern Germany (A & C Black); The Independent Group: Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-59 (Manchester University Press); Hollywood Beyond the Screen: Design and Material Culture (Berg); Designing Liners: Interior Design Afloat (Routledge); Chair (Reaktion): Out of the Ivory Tower: The Independent Group and Popular Culture (Manchester University Press) and ICA 1946-68 (ICA). Anne has appeared on BBC4 and Channel 4 television, as well as BBC Radio 4. She has lectured widely in museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the UK, France, Holland, Italy and the USA and curated exhibitions at Dover Street Market, the ICA and Millais Gallery. Anne studied at the University of Northumbria (then Newcastle Polytechnic) for a BA (Hons) History of Modern Art and Design and then a PhD on ‘The Independent Group: Towards a Redefinition’, awarded in 1984. She has supervised 9 MPhil/PhDs to completion on art and design, and has externally examined 13. She has secured funding from the AHRC, British Academy, Paul Mellon Foundation and the Scouloudi Foundation. This includes two collaborative doctoral awards with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhDs Supervised

Accommodating the Passenger: Interior Design for the Union-Castle Line, 1945-1977 (CDA)

Building the Modern Corporation: Corporate Art Patronage in Interwar Britain

Materializing the Spiritual in Contemporary Painting in Pakistan: An Artists’s Exploration of Figurative Art and Sufism

The Empire of Things: Furniture of Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Production of British Culture

Menstruation in Visual and Material Culture: The Mediation of Female Sanitary Products in Britain, 1880-1914

"The Ardour of the Layman":  The Architectural Review and Public Discussions of  Architecture, 1935-71

The Korean Luxury Hotel

MPhils Supervised

The ‘Ideal Kinema’: Class, Gender and Cinema Design

The History of Do-It-Yourself

MA by Research Supervised

Prescription and Practice in 19th Century British Quaker Dress

Current Supervision

Daniel Davies: Serving the Empire: P & O, Design, Identity and Representation, 1837-1969 (CDA)

Lucy Bayley: The ICA: A History of the Contemporary

Philip Clarke: New Style Roles: Defining and Redefining the Fashion Stylist

Zoë Hendon: The Silver Studio: A View From the Periphery

Art, Luxury and Taste: the design and decoration of the palace hotel in London, 1890-1939

Aesthetic values of the ‘50s: The thinking of Reyner Banham and Gillo Dorfles

BOAC and the Interior of the Aircraft: 1939 – 1974

 

 

 

Anne Massey’s research in the University Repository

'A feminine touch’: gender, design and the ocean liner

Massey, Anne (2015) 'A feminine touch’: gender, design and the ocean liner. Journal for Maritime Research, 17 (2). pp. 169-181. ISSN 2153-3369 ...

Love triangles: the hidden mechanisms of the independent group

Massey, Anne (2015) Love triangles: the hidden mechanisms of the independent group. In: Behind the Scenes: The hidden mechanisms of design and architectural culture, 10-11 Jun 2015, University fo...

Interior lives: biography and the interior

Massey, Anne and Sparke, Penny , eds. (2013) Interior lives: biography and the interior. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT, USA. ISBN 978-1-4094-3944-8 ...

Parallel of art & life: the Independent Group at the ICA

Massey, Anne and Williams, Matt (2013) Parallel of art & life: the Independent Group at the ICA. [Show/Exhibition] ...

Institute of Contemporary Arts: an archival experiment

Bayley, Lucy and Cranfield, Ben and Massey, Anne (2014) Institute of Contemporary Arts: an archival experiment. mnemoscape, 1 (1). ...

ICA exhibitions 1948-1961: from a Picasso picture to a headscarf: paintings into textiles

Massey, Anne (2014) ICA exhibitions 1948-1961: from a Picasso picture to a headscarf: paintings into textiles. In: Post-War British Exhibitions, 1945-61, 13th June 2014, Paul Mellon Centre for th...

Cataloguing the ICA’s history: an ephemeral past

Massey, Anne (2014) Cataloguing the ICA’s history: an ephemeral past. In: Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, 10th-12th April 2014, Royal College of Art. ...

Introduction to the themed Issue: the Independent Group

Massey, Anne (2013) Introduction to the themed Issue: the Independent Group. Journal of Visual Culture, 12 (2). pp. 203-2014. ISSN 1470-4129 ...

"Flights of impractical fancy": Oriental spaces at sea: from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Massey, Anne (2015) "Flights of impractical fancy": Oriental spaces at sea: from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain. In: Oriental interiors. Potvin, John , ed. Ashgate, London, pp. 235-250...

ICA: 1946-68

Massey, Anne (2014) ICA: 1946-68. ICA, London. ISBN 978-94-91843-13-6 ...

“...it was true! How can you laugh?”: the conflation of history and memory in the reception of Titanic in Britain and Southampton’

Massey, Anne and Hammond, Mike (1999) “...it was true! How can you laugh?”: the conflation of history and memory in the reception of Titanic in Britain and Southampton’. In: Titanic: Anat...

Nigel Henderson

Massey, Anne (2002) Nigel Henderson. Art Monthly (257). ISSN 0142-6702 ...

Art Deco for swells at sea: the Normandie's magnificent glass mural graces the Met

Massey, Anne (2008) Art Deco for swells at sea: the Normandie's magnificent glass mural graces the Met. Wall Street Journal . ...

The Independent Group as design theorists

Massey, Anne (1985) The Independent Group as design theorists. In: From Spitfire to microchip: studies in the history of design from 1945 (Proceedings of a conference of the Design History Socie...

Interior lifestyles

Massey, Anne (1993) Interior lifestyles. In: Biba: the Look, the Lifestyle, the Label: Exhibition Catalogue. Tyne & Wear Museums. ISBN 9780905974590 ...

Life in the UK: the creative partnership of Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh

Massey, Anne (2001) Life in the UK: the creative partnership of Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh. In: An unnerving romanticism : the art of Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway (Catalogue of an ...

The Independent Group : urban reality and the impact of science, the media and American popular culture

Massey, Anne (2002) The Independent Group : urban reality and the impact of science, the media and American popular culture. In: Blast to Freeze : British Art in the 20th Century (Catalogue of a...

Ocean liner posters

Cadringher, Gabriele and Massey, Anne (2011) Ocean liner posters. Antique Collectors' Club. ISBN 9781851496730 ...

The mother of pop? Dorothy Morland and the Independent Group

Massey, Anne (2013) The mother of pop? Dorothy Morland and the Independent Group. Journal of Visual Culture, 12 (2). pp. 262-278. ISSN 1470-4129 ...

Hotel lobbies and lounges: the architecture of professional hospitality

Avermaete, Tom and Massey, Anne , eds. (2012) Hotel lobbies and lounges: the architecture of professional hospitality. Interior Architecture . Routledge. ISBN 9780415496537 ...