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, 2006

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Anderson, Eric, "The Design Theory of Jacob von Falke: Historicism and Cultural Transformation in Ringstrasse Vienna" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, M. McLeod, G. Wright)

Bortel, E., "George Ohr: His Life, Work and Influence on Contemporary Ceramics" (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

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

Dimitrova, Kate, "Unraveling Christ's Passion: Archbishop Dalmau de Mur's Artistic Patronage and Flemish Tapestries in 15th-Century Spain" (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

Feldman, Nancy, "Aumonieres, 13th-Century Embroidered Narratives" (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Finamore, Michelle Tolini, "Fashioning Early Cinema: Dress and Representation in American Film, 1910–1930" (Bard CUNY, P. Kirkham)

Fisher, Ellen, "Mary McFadden, Fashion Designer" (Bard CUNY, P. Kirkham, M. Majer)

Fleming, Elizabeth, "ReDesigning the Decorative Arts: The Production and Promotion of Postmodern Objects" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

George, Angela, "'The Old New World': Unearthing Mesoamerican Antiquity in the Art and Culture of the United States, 1839–1893" (Maryland, S. Promey)

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

Harwood, John, "The Redesign of Design: Multi-National Corporations, Computers, and Design Logic, 1945–1976" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Holloway, Anita, "Animal Symbolism in Ewe Textiles" (Virginia Commonwealth, B. Lawal)

Hooper-Lane, Elizabeth, "Domestic Modernism in Middle America: Women in Their Post-War Homes" (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Martin)

Joy, Catherine Lanford, "Reflecting Refinement: The Making and Meaning of Silver Metal in Antebellum Boston, 1800–75" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Kaukas Havenhand, Lucinda, "Creating a Modern Gesamtkunstwerk: Interior Design 1930–60" (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Kiefer, Evelyn, "The Birth and Death of the American Dining Room: An Evolution from the Colonial Hall to Frank Lloyd Wright's Dining Rooms and Beyond" (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Kully, Deborah, "Speculating on Architecture: Morality, the New Real Estate, and the Bourgeois Apartment Industry in Late Nineteenth-Century France" (MIT, E. Naginski)

Lanier, Jessica, "The Grand Tours of Martha Coffin Derby: Travel, Collecting, and the Promotion of Culture in the Early Republic" (Bard CUNY, K. Ames)

Lasser, Ethan, "Figures in the Grain: The Stakes of Furniture in Anglo-America, 1660–1800" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

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

Meiers, Sarah H., "William Morris's Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts-and-Crafts Interior" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Niekrasz, Carmen C., "Flemish Tapestry and Natural History, 1550–1600" (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Ortiz-Holmes, Amy, "Tramp Art: Cultural Expression, Visual Splendor" (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Smart Martin)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Potters in the Marketplace: South African Ceramic Urbanization, 1910s to the Present" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Schilb, Henry D., "Byzantine Identity and Its Patrons: Embroidered Epitaphioi and Aeres of the Palaiologan and Post-Byzantine Periods" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Schmidt Bach, Debra, "Silver in Antebellum New York: The Working Partnerships of Craftsman, Manufacturer, and Entrepreneur William Gale" (Bard CUNY, K. Ames, P. Kirkham)

Shales, Ezra, "John Cotton Dana and the Business of Enlightening Newark: Applied Art at the Newark Public Library and Museum, 1902–29" (Bard CUNY, K. Ames, P. Kirkham)

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

Yamamori, Yumiko, "The A. A. Vantine and Company: Japanese Handcrafts for the American Consumer, 1895–1920" (Bard CUNY, K. Ames, A. Ogata)