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, 2009

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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” (Queens, 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.)

Davis, Emily, “The Body as Decorative Object: The Female Nude in Art Nouveau” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Ersan, Gökhan, “Building the Modern Turkish Household: Vehbi Koç's Adopted Technologies, Branding, and Support Networks” (UIC, P. Hales)

Evans, Allison, “Het Tapissierspand: Interpreting the Success of the Antwerp Tapestry Market in the 1500s” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

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” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

Lasc, Anca, “Designing Space: Architectural Environments and Modern Display in Nineteenth-Century France” (USC, V. Schwartz)

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

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

Moon, Iris, “Domesticating the Interior: Architecture, Interior Decoration, and Culture in Napoleonic France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tolini, Michelle, “Fashioning Early Cinema: Dress and Representation in American Film, 1900–1930” (The 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)

Yamamori, Yumiko, “The A. A. Vantine and Company: Japanese Handcrafts for the American Consumer, 1895–1920” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)