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Decorative Arts
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Barton, Juliana, “The Model Kitchen: Domesticating Modernism in the American Home, 1933–1963” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

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)

Brennan, Christine, “The Brummer Gallery and its Impact on the Market for Medieval Art and Collectors in Twentieth-Century Paris and New York” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

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

Caticha, Alicia, “Étienne-Maurice Falconet and the Matter of Sculpture: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Virginia, S. Betzer)

D’Amato, Martina, “La Collectionneuse: The Marquise Arconati-Visconti and the Politics of Patronage in the Third Republic” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

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: Sentimentality and Materiality in the American Civil War” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dimmig, Ashley “Making Modernity in Fabric Architecture: Imperial Tents in the Late Ottoman Period” (Michigan, C. Gruber)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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

Harmeyer, Rachel, “After Angelica Kauffman” (Rice, L. Costello)

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

Jones, Sarah S., “The Postmaster’s Porcelain: Collecting European Decorative Arts in Midwestern America” (Missouri, 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, P. Mainardi)

Leonard, Sarah, “‘The beauty of the bough-hung banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape” (Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

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

Martino, Allison, “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)

Mills, Sarah, “Without A Blueprint: Weaving and Industrial Design in the United States, 1938–1956” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Murali, Deepthi, “Sacral, Sensorial, Cosmopolitan: The Politics and Aesthetics of Transcultural Decorative Arts in Kerala, India, 1750–1875” (UIC, C. Becker)

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

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)

Rabie, Haneen, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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

Rivas Pérez, Jorge, “Venezuelan Mid-Century Modern Design: Miguel Arroyo and His Circle, c.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, C. Whalen)

Sandler Perten, Rebecca, “Implications of Mass Production for the Consumption of Jewish Ritual Objects by American Jewry, 1880–1980” (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)

Simon, Sydney Skelton, “Harry Bertoia and Postwar American Design Culture” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

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

von Preussen, Brigid, “Manufacturing Classicism: Reproduction and Authorship in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)