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, 2012

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

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: Art and the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1900” (Yale, T. Barringer, H. Carby)

Baker, Katherine, “Painting and the Luxury Arts in Paris, 1490–1515: Objects and Their Urban Contexts” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and its Narrative in the 1920’s” (CUNY, R. Long)

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

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

Butler, Eliza, “Architectural Ornament and Natural History in Nineteenth-Century New York” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

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

Carreno, Alexis, “Alexander McQueen: Art, Fashion, and Commerce” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, “Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities, and Ideologies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

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

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

Houghteling, Sylvia, “When Fabrics Lost Their Figures: South Asian Textiles and the World, 1600–1750” (Yale, T. Barringer and E. Cooke, Jr.)

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.)

Lau, Charlene, “Total Work of Fashion: Bernhard Willhelm and the Contemporary Avant-Garde” (York University, J. Fisher)

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

Marchand, Marie-Ève, “Period rooms européennes dans l'espace muséal américain: matérialités, temporalités, spatialités” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

McKnight Sethi, Cristin, “Producing, Collecting, and Exhibiting Phulkari Embroidery from Punjab” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

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

Obniski, Monica, “Fashioned by Folk Art and Modernism: Alexander H. Girard’s Postwar American Design Projects” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Osdene, Stefan, “American Neon: The Cultural and Visual Impact of Neon Advertising Signage, 1900–1970” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Martin)

Rarey, Matthew F., “Print Culture, Slavery, and the Performance of Power: Salvador da Bahia in Revolt, 1760–1840” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Ridler, Morgan “The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (CUNY, R. Long)

Sanford, Lauren M., “Out to Sea: Imagery of Women and Water from Nineteenth-Century England” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Sardjono, Sandra, “Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Taft, Maggie, “Making Danish Modern, 1945–1960” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

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

Tymkiw, Michael, “National Socialist Exhibition Design, Spectatorship, and the Fabrication of Volksgemeinschaft” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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

Wells, K. L. H., “Modernism’s Other Tableau: Tapestry in the Twentieth Century” (USC, N. Troy)