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, 2014

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Abrego, Sonya, “Westernwear and the Postwar American Lifestyle” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Bass-Krueger, Maude, “Costume History in Nineteenth-Century France: Historicism in Fashion, Historicism, and Fashion” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Miller)

Bemis, Elizabeth, “At the Court of the Prince: The Patronage and Art Historical Legacy of Cesare Borgia, 1492–1503” (Florida, R. Westin; E. Ross)

Bernstein, Noga, “Global Age Design: Ruth Reeves’s Methods of Appropriation” (Stony Brook, 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: Designing Czechness” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Butler, Eliza, “The Public Murals of Frank Millet” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)
Carr, Dennis, “Early Furniture Making in the Narragansett Basin, 1636–1740” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Carreno, Alexis, “Folk Couture: A Fashion Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum” (Stony Brook, A. Munich)

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

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, “Ephemeral Edifices: Imperial Tents in the Late Ottoman Period” (Michigan, C. Gruber)

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

Houghteling, Sylvia, “Politics, Poetry, and the Figural Language of South Asian Textiles, 1600–1730” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

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

Joy, Catherine Lanford, “Reflecting Refinement: The Making and Meaning of Silver Metal in Antebellum Boston, 1800–1875” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

Obniski, Monica, “Accumulating Things: Folk Art and Modern Design in the Postwar American Projects of Alexander H. Girard” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Perers, Maria, “From History to Home: Changing Values in the Politics, Architecture and Design of Apartment-Living in Sweden, 1960–2010” (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)

Price, Shannon, “Fashion in Motion: The Emerging Genre of the Fashion Film and Redefinitions of Fashion Imaging, Representation, and Consumption in the Twenty-First Century” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. George, Elizabeth, “A ‘Beautiful Household’ for Czechoslovakia: Krásná jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927–38” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Stielau, Allison, “The Unmaking of Metalwork in Early Modern Europe: Case Studies, 1524–1628” (Yale, C. Wood)

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

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)

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

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