Cedric Morris, Arthur Lett-Haines and the decorative ideal
), p. 20.
104 Bernard Reynolds in Grace and Reynolds, Benton End Remembered , p. 34.
105 Chatto, ‘Sir Cedric Morris, Artist-Gardener’, p. 18.
106 A. Syme, A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010 ), p. 12.
107 J. K. Huysmans, Against Nature (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 1998 [ 1884 ]). J., F. B., ‘When a Man Entertains: What a Bachelor Should Do in the Position of Host’, Homes and Gardens (June 1926), p. 79.
108 Morris C., ‘Concerning
seems commonly to have been thought a great help.
J.-K. Huysmans, it has been suggested by Terry Hale, particularly with his novel Là-Bas (The Damned , 1891), although this was not translated into English until 1924, may also have left an almost ‘immediate legacy’ in the development of the ‘distinctive subgenre within the detective story’ of the psychic sleuth, particularly in the fiction of such writers as Machen, Blackwood and, a bit later, Aleister Crowley (Hale’s Introduction to Huysmans, 2001, xxi). This would have come largely through
character’ of one and all.115
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1 For more on the relationship between the bachelor and interior design, see
J. Potvin, Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and
the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester and New York: Manchester University
2 T. Carlyle, Sartor Resartus (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 
1900), p. 279.
3 J.-K. Huysmans, Against Nature (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics,  1998),
4 Ibid., pp. 27–8.