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 Completed by Subject, 2014

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Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: The Visual Economy of the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1990” (Yale, H. Carby, T. Barringer)

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

Dew, Eleanor, “Lenygon & Morant (ca. 1904–1943): ‘Period Style,’ Interior Design, and the Transatlantic Market for English Antiques” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Fisher, Ellen, “The Life and Work of Mary McFadden with Special Emphasis on the Ancient and Ethnic Sources of Her Design” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

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

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

Lichtman, Sarah, “‘Teenagers Have Taken Over the House’: Print Marketing, Teenage Girls, and the Representation, Decoration, and Design of the Postwar Home, ca. 1945–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Marchand, Marie-Ève, “L’histoire de l’art mise en pièces. Analyse matérielle, spatiale et temporelle de la period room comme dispositif muséal” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Navratil, Emily Schuchardt, “Native American Chic: The Marketing of Native Americans in New York between the World Wars” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Osdene, Stefan, “American Neon: Illuminating the Built Environment with Messages of Consumerism, 1900–1970” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Smart Martin)

Ortuno, Andrea, “Owning the Exotic: Production of Hispano-Islamic Lusterware and its Reception in Western Europe, 1350–1650” (CUNY, J. Ball)

Richards, Christopher L., “We Have Always Been Fashionable: Embodying Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism through Fashion in Accra, Ghana” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Sanford, Lauren M., “Littoral Crossings: Imagery of Women and Water in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Schmidt-Bach, Debra, “Makers, Masters, and Manufacturers: Early Industrialization of the Silver Trade in Antebellum New York” (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

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

Wells, K. L. H., “Tapestry and Tableau: Revival, Reproduction, and the Marketing of Modernism” (USC, N. Troy)