Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Decorative Arts/Textiles/Design History
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

Show completed dissertations

Austin, Nancy, “Industrialization and the Language of Art and Design” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: The Making of Radical Couture, l925–l938” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Barry, Fabio, “Painting in Stone: The Symbolic Identity of Coloured Marbles from Antiquity until the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Bryan, James E., III, “Historic Dolls' Houses as Material Culture” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Smart Martin)

Davis, Meredith, “Fool's Gold: American Trompe l'Oeil and the Gilded Age” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Dimitrova, Kate, “The Passion of Christ in Late-Medieval Tapestries” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Eggler-Gerozissis, Marianne, “‘A Decorator in the Best Sense’: Mies van der Rohe and the Articulation of the German Modernist Interior” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Fulghum Heintz, Mary, “The Transitive Form: Textiles as Transmitters of Power in the Middle Ages” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Glinsmann, Dawn, “A Lively Exchange: Traditions and Techniques in Northern Northwest Coast Spruce Root Hats, 1770¬–1910” (University of Washington, R. Wright)

Hegstrom, Debra, “Gustav Stickley and American ‘Home-making’ in the Craftsman: Gender and Design Issues, 1890–1915” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Huang, Bingyi, “Reading Mawangdui” (Yale, D. Sensabaugh)

Kim, Soo, “Materializing the Past: Rikyu's Tea Utensils, Portraits and Calligraphy” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

Lange, Alexandra, “Tower Typewriter and Trademark: Architects, Designers, and the Corporate Utopia, from the Rouge River to Black Rock” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Lee, Soyoung, “Influence and Reception: Ceramics and Culture from Southern Korea to Western Japan” (Columbia, M. Murase)

Lessing, Lauren, “Captives in the Parlor: Re-viewing Ninteenth-Century American Ideal Sculptures in Their Domestic Context” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Loughrey, Stacey, “Fancy Utilities: The Idea of China in British Design, 1745–1880” (USC, K. Lang)

Lourie, Ariane, “Modernism's Entrepreneurs: European Design Firms and the Market, 1930–1950” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Smith, T'ai, “Weaving Work at the Bauhaus (1919–1933): The Gender and Engendering of a Medium” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Srivastava, Seema, “Redressing the Decorative Body: Fashion and Art in the Late Nineteenth Century” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)