Marta Ajmar is a Course Tutor on the V&A/RCA postgraduate programme in the History of Design and the Decorative Arts and a member of the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She studied Art History and Italian Literature in Pavia and Milan before completing the MA Course in Combined Historical Studies (The Renaissance) at the Warburg Institute. Her doctoral research concentrates on women, exemplarity and the domestic arts in Renaissance Italy and she has published widely on aspects of gender and the material culture of the domestic interior. Her most recent contributions have been published in The Image of the Individual, eds. N. Mann and L. Syson (London, 1998) and Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society, ed. L. Panizza (Oxford, 1998).
Tim Benton is Professor of Art History and Dean of the Arts Faculty at the Open University. He has specialist interests in the history of twentieth-century architecture and design with a particular focus on Le Corbusier. His book on Le Corbusier's villas in the 1920s documented the design process of these works. He has since curated exhibitions on ‘The ‘30s’, ‘Le Corbusier, Architect of the Century’ and ‘Art and Power’ at the Hayward Gallery, London. He is currently working on Le Corbusier's domestic architecture.
Elizabeth Edwards curates photographs at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, where she teaches the critical history and theory of still photography in anthropology and museology. She is also a visiting lecturer in photography at the Royal College of Art. A historian by training, she has written extensively on the relationship between photography, anthropology and history, especially in the Pacific, and on the relationship between ethnographic photography and contemporary arts practice. She was editor of Anthropology and Photography (Yale,