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

Decorative Arts/Textiles/Design History/Interior Design
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Alford, Sarah, “Art Botany in Nineteenth-Century British Design Reform, 1825–1835” (Queen’s, J. Helland)

Beck Cohen, Stephanie, “The Visual State: Liberian Quilting and Cultural Diplomacy, 1847–2014” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Behan, Antonia, “‘The Brain of the Machine’: Ethel Mairet’s Textile Laboratory” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Bernstein, Noga, “Global Age Design: Ruth Reeves’s Cross-Cultural Practice” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Bogansky, Amy, “The Merchant’s Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908–1934): Crafting Czech Modernity for the Nation” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

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

Coman, Sonia, “Japanese and Japoniste Ceramics in France: New Art Values, 1855–1889” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

DeGregorio, William, “Objectifying Dress: Collecting Historic Costume in the United States, 1920–1970” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Denney, Joyce, “The Story of Troy Finds a Home in Macau: A Set of Multicultural Embroidered Hangings of the Seventeenth Century” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Materiality and Memory in the American Civil War” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dimmig, Ashley, “Flexible Façades, Malleable Modernity: Imperial Tents in the Late Ottoman Period” (Michigan, C. Gruber)

Dobson, Marla, “Delimiting Space: The Horse-Drawn Omnibus in Victorian Visual Culture” (Queen’s, J. Helland)

Fenton, Rebecca, “Cloth as Conduit: Fashion and Commerce in Mali’s Diasporas” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Gagné-Lévesque, Pascale, “L’exposition de mode vestimentaire dans le musée d’art québécois: entre espace social et espace muséal” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier; P. Rasse)

Hannah, Caroline, “Henry Varnum Poor, Crow House, Craft, and Design” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Jensen, Hadley, “Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880–1945” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Glass)

Johnson, Ryan, “Imaging the Jardin à la française: Tradition, Revival, and Representation, 1870–1940” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Jones, Sarah S., “The Postmaster’s Porcelain: Collecting European Decorative Arts in Middle America” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Yonan)

Keagle, Matthew, “‘An Uniform Is Granted by All to be Absolutely Necessary’: A Cultural History of Military Dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Larsen, Christian, “Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Lee, Hyejin, “‘Tout en l’air’: Visual and Material Representations of Air in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Lu, Pengliang, “Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty, 1271–1368” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Martino, Allison Joan, “Stamping History: Stories of Social Change in Ghana’s Adinkra Cloth” (Michigan, D. Doris; R. Silverman)

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

McMahon, Elizabeth, “‘Robes of Court and Palace’: Dress and Queenship at the Court of Henry VIII, 1509–1547” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Morrall)

Miller, Ashley, “Locating ‘Heritage’ in Morocco: Colonial Notions of Cultural Heritage and the Promotion of Morocco’s Decorative Arts under the French Protectorate (1912–1931)” (Michigan, R. Silverman)

Nelson-Berry, Meredith, “Golden Catenae—Form and Function: Body Chains and Elite Erotic Dress in the Roman World” (Bard Graduate Center, E. Simpson)

Perers, Maria, “Inside the Ideal Home: Changing Values and Representations of Apartment Living in Sweden, ca. 1955–1970” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Perry, Rebecca, “Problematic Bodies: Dressing Pre-Adolescent Girls in the United States, 1930–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

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

Rivas Pérez, Jorge, “Venezuelan Mid-Century Modern Design: Miguel Arroyo and His Circle, ca.1945–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Sánchez Gómez, Antonio, “An Exotic Object and Its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogotá, 1906–1920” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Sepponen, Wendy Mila, “Milanese Bronze, Spanish Stone, and Imperial Materials: Sculptural Interchange and the Leoni Worshops (1549–1608)” (Michigan, M. Holmes; A. Potts)

St. George, Elizabeth, “A ‘Beautiful Household’ for Czechoslovakia: Krásná jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927–1938” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

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

Tuite, Rebecca, “Nightwear in Hollywood Film and Television and the United States Nightwear Industry, 1945–1977” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Videira Eusebio, Joaquim Vitorino, “Les représentations de Saint Antoine (1190–1231) dans les azulejos Portugais du XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle: La fabrication d’un mythe” (Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral)

Zimmerman, Rachel, “Global Luxuries at Home: The Material Possessions of an Elite Family in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)