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, 2010

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Adams, Amy, “Sophie Taeuber: An Artist Revisited” (CUNY, R. Long)

Boutin, Lisa, “Displaying Identity in the Mantuan Court: The Majolica Services of Isabella d’Este and Federico II Gonzaga” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

Bruner, Chelsea, “The Seventh Regiment Armory and Aesthetic Movement Interiors” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Buis, Alena, “‘Like So Many Objects of Colonialism, It Had Traveled Far from Home’: Women and Domestic Interiors in the Dutch Trade Empire” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland, S. Dickey)

Burnham, M. Helen, “Maude I. Kerns: Crafting a Modern Art, 1907–1940” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Byrd, Dana E., “Reconstructions: Material Life of the Plantation, 1861–1877” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Carr, Dennis, “Early Furnituremaking in the Narragansett Basin, 1636–1740” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Chuchvaha, Hanna, “Shaping Periodical Culture: Art Journals and Graphic Design in Late Imperial Russia (1898–1917)” (University of Alberta, J. Greer, O. Ilnytzkyj)

Dew, Eleanor, “Atlantic Dealings: Lenygon & Morant, 1904–1943” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Ersan, Gokhan, “Building the Modern Turkish Household: VehbiKoç’s Adopted Technologies, Branding, and Support Networks” (UIC, P. Hales)

Ferng, Jennifer, “Nature’s Objects: Geology, Aesthetics, and the Understanding of Materiality in Britain and France, 1750–1850” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Fisher, Ellen, “Mary McFadden, Fashion Designer” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Francis, Razan, “Secrets of The Arts: Enlightenment Spain’s Contested Islamic Craft Heritage” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Gordon, John S., “Lurelle Guild’s Historical Modernism: The Legacy of the Colonial Revival in American Modernist Design” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Grove, S. Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Commercial Illustration at Home and in the United States” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Hannah, Caroline, “Between Art, Craft, and Design: Henry Varnum Poor and the Making of the Modern American Artist” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Hartzell, Freyja, “Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hauseur, Krystal, “Crafted Abstraction: Three Nisei Artists and the American Studio Craft Movement” (UC Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)

Helfenstein, Eva, “Between Banquet Table and Collection: Precious Vessels in the Art and Culture of Fifteenth-Century Europe” (Harvard, H. van der Velden)

Hyde, Kimberly, “Louis C. Tiffany and the Business of Art” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Jones, Meghen, “Tomimoto Kenkichi and the Discourse of Modern Japanese Ceramics” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Joy, Catherine Lanford, “Reflecting Refinement: The Making and Meaning of Silver Metal in Antebellum Boston, 1800–1875” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Lasc, Anca, “Designing Space: The French Private Interior Illustrated, 1852–1914” (USC, V. Schwartz)

Lichtman, Sarah, “From Basement to Bandstand: The Private and Public Places of the American Teenager, 1945–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Marchand, Marie-Ève, “L’Institution muséale et les arts décoratifs: Enjeux et fondements d’une catégorie artistique en France et en Angleterre au 19ième siècle” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier, R. Froissart-Pezone)

McCormick, Heather Jane, “Woodcarvers in the City of New York: A Study in Craft Change, 1820–1880” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Microulis, Laura, “Gillow and Company Furniture and Interiors, 1851–1897: Design, Manufacture, and Patronage in Britain” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Moon, Iris, “Charles Percier, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, and the French Empire Interior, ca. 1800” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Perers, Maria, “From History to Home: Changing Values in the Politics, Architecture, and Design of Apartment Living in Sweden, 1960–2010” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Perkins, Scott, “Eugene Beyer Masselink, the Taliesen Fellowship, and Frank Lloyd Wright” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Riegler, Shax, “Mario Praz: Scholar and Collector of Things” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Miller)

Schmidt-Bach, Debra, “Makers, Masters, and Moguls: William Gale and Early Industrialization in New York’s Antebellum Silver Trade” (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Scholz, Frederun, “Historiography of Dress History Studies: Kulturgeschichtsschreibung in Germany from 1800 to 1900” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Talbot, Lee, “Women, Textiles, and Upper-Class Domestic Environments in Late Choson-Dynasty Korea” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Tavares, Jonathan, “Arms, Armor, and Samuel Pratt: Influential Antiquities Dealer or Infamous Faker in Early Victorian England” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Morrall)

Tredway, Thomas, “Dinner at Tiffany’s: Van Day Truex and Post-War American Design” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Tunstall, Alexandra, “Woven Paintings: Tapestries in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Warren, Erica, “Munthe’s Myths: Designing a Norwegian Nation in Decorative Art” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)