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Manifesto for a queer home of one's own
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What makes the men in this book exceptional and compelling is that they dared to appropriate normative codes of domesticity to forge a material culture and design aesthetic toward distinctly queer ends. If one's identity is circumscribed by laws and amendments then queer designs, purchases, decorations, patterns, movements, bodily inscriptions and certainly sexual appetites are often viewed as excessive, that is, in excess of the law that binds and defines them. Queers are always placed in a position of having to justify their actions, often perceived to be excessive or their experiences deemed too particularized, unable to suggest or support a supposed and often privileged universal experience. The descriptive interiors explored in this book are all unique and different, while all remaining positively queer.

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