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, 2004

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Atkins, Jacqueline, “Wearing Propaganda: Civilian Textiles On the Home Front in Japan, America and Great Britain, 1931–1945” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames, P. Kirkham)

Bortel, Ellen, “George Ohr: His Life, Work, and Influence On Contemporary Ceramics” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

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

Dandona, Jessica, “Ornament and Empire in the Making of French Modernity” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo Grigsby)

Donnelly, Brian T., “Graphic Design in Canada since 1945” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Fisher, Ellen, “Mary McFadden, Fashion Designer” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Fleming, Elizabeth, “Redesigning the Decorative Arts: The Production and Promotion of Postmodern Objects” (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Fowler, Liz, “The Rookwood Sage: Kataro Shirayamadani and American Japonism, 1883–1913” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Fulghum Heintz, Mary, “The Transitive Form: Textiles as Transmitters of Power in the Middle Ages” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Hess, Heather, “The Wiener Werkstaette and Its Critics” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Holloway, Anita, “Animal Symbolism in Ewe Textiles” (Virginia Commonwealth, B. Lawal)

Iverson, Stephanie Day, “Elegant Solutions and Sybaritic Delights: The Design and Work of Bonnie Cashin, C. 1923–1985” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Kaukas Havenhand, Lucinda, “Creating a Modern Gesamtkunstwerk: Interior Design 1930–1960” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Kiefer, Evelyn, “The Birth and Death of the American Dining Room: an Evolution From the Colonial Hall to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dining Rooms and Beyond” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Kully, Deborah, “Morality, Architecture, and the French Interior (1860–1890)” (MIT, E. Naginski)

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

Lasser, Ethan, “The Figure in the Grain: Furniture, Mercantilism and the Imagination in Boston, 1660–1800” (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Mathias, Catherine A., “Textiles in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Portraiture” (Queen’s, Kingston, A. Murray, V. Manuth)

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

Meiers, Sarah H., “William Morris’s Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts-And-Crafts Interior” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Myzelev, Alla, “Art, Craft, Commodity: Peasant Craft Revival in Russia and England, 1880–1914” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

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

Shales, Ezra, “Applied Art in the Newark Library and Museum, 1902–1929: Commerce and Citizenship in an ‘engine of Culture’” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames, A. Ogata)

Shinn, Masako, “The Commercial, Social, and Cultural Basis of the Proliferation of Japanese Design Elements in Late Nineteenth-Century American Industrial Art: The Case of the Silver Industry” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Smith, Daniella, “Hotel Design in British Mandate Palestine: Alliance of Modernism, Tourism, and National Agenda” (The Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Smith, T’ai, “Weaving Work at the Bauhaus: The Gender and Engendering of a Medium” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

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

Tolini, Michelle, “Fashioning Early Cinema: Dress and Representation in American Film, 1910–1930” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Yamamori, Yumiko, “The A. A. Vantine Japanese Handcrafts For the American Consumer, 1895–1920” (The Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)