Deborah Sugg Ryan

I am Associate Professor of History and Theory of Design at Falmouth University. I am interested in the design and material culture of the British inter-war suburban home, particularly in non-Modernist manifestations of modernity, which is the subject of forthcoming book (for Manchester University Press). I have also written on the history of the Ideal Home Show and I will publish a revised and updated edition of my 1997 book The Ideal Home Through the Twentieth Century in 2014. My recent publications include 'Living in a "Half-baked Pageant": The Tudorbethan Semi and Suburban Modernity in Britain, 1918–39', Home Cultures, vol. 8, no. 3, 2011, pp. 217–244.

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