Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Decorative Arts
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2019

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Bardeen, David P., “Wood and Its Afterlives: Making and Using Renaissance Intarsia, 1450-1525” (UCLA, B. Wilson)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908–1934): Crafting Czech Modernity” (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach) [in the name Artěl, the "e" has a caron]

Brown, Marlise, "The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth" (Temple University, T. Cooper) [in the name Markgräfin, the second “a” has an umlaut]

Chiles, Alisa, "On Duels and Designs: French and German Modernism at the Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Paris 1930" (University of Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Dupertuis, Lindsay, “Istoriato Maiolica and the Virtues of Reading in Renaissance Urbino and Beyond” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Elston, Miranda L.,“Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representation in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Tatiana C. String)

Gordon-Fogelson, Robert, "Total Integration: Design, Business, and Society in the United States, 1935–1975" (University of Southern California, A. Ogata)

Mounce, Kiersten, “The Revolutionary Life of the Chaise sandows, 1928-1937” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

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

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Wilder, Courtney, “Novel Impressions: Prints, Textiles, and the Visual Economy in Europe, 1815-1851” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Zimmerman, Devon, "A World for All and None: De Stijl, Modernism, and the Decorative Arts" (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)