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Lois Weinthal


Film and photography successfully mimic the way we occupy the interior. both give views to the placement of furniture, objects, and characters that move between them. Often small details such as a jacket resting on a chair or a glass filled with coffee or wine tells us if it is morning or evening and brings with it the element of time. These ephemeral details provide entry points into a narrative that we visually complete.

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Weinthal, Lois. 2010. “MAPPING INTERIOR ADJACENCIES”. idea journal 10 (1):62-63.
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Lois Weinthal, University of Texas at Austin

Lois Weinthal is an Associate professor and Graduate Advisor for the Master of Interior Design program in the school of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2007 – 2009 she was Director of the BFA and MFA Interior Design programs at parsons The New school for Design. her practice, Weinthal Works, focuses on the relationships between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature. Weinthal is editor of an interior design theory reader, toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory (2011) and co-editor of After Taste: Expanded practice in Interior Design (2011) with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-salisbury, both published by Princeton Architectural press. Weinthal received her B.Arch and BFA from the Rhode Island school of Design and M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art.