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, 2017

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Bonin, Christianna, “Pictures of Wool: Art, Craft, and Politics in the Soviet Union, 1917-69” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908-1934): Crafting Czech Modernity for the Nation” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Sentimentality and Materiality in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Fenton, Rebecca, “Cloth as Conduit: Fashion and Commerce in Mali’s Diasporas” (Indiana University, P. McNaughton)

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

Fraser, Alexandra, “Picturing the Interior: Materials, Decoration, Politics (1880-1900)” (University of Michigan, A. Potts)

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

Johnson, Grant, “Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World” (University of Southern California, S. Hudson)

Lee, Hyejin, “Materializing Air in Eighteenth-Century French Decorative Art” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, C. Johns and M. Sheriff)

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

Mills, Sarah, “Modern Re/Turn: Weaving in the United States, 1930s-1950s” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Bletter)

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

Murali, Deepthi, “Sensuous Cosmopolitans: The Politics and Transculturality of Decorative Arts of Kerala, India” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Nordyke, Marisa Gomez “Fabricating the American Dream: Stressed-Skin Technology and the American Home 1930-1965” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Øye, Victoria B., “Coop Himmelblau´s Architecture Machines, Vienna c. 1970” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Peterson, Laurel O., “Making Spaces: Art and Politics in the Whig Country House Interior, 1688–1745” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Pozzi, Clelia, “Recast as New: Italian Restauro and Its Scientific Cultures, 1893-1956” (Princeton University, L. Allais)

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

Sadoyan, Lilit. “Meuble and Mobility: Furniture in Long-Eighteenth-Century France” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson and M. Meadow)

Wargula, Carolyn, “Embodying the Buddha: The Presence of Women in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Embroideries” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Wilder, Courtney, “Brilliant Extremes: Novel Impressions in Printed Textiles, 1815-1851” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Wu, Kaicong, “Cognitive Modeling of Design Intention Based on Robotic Assembly” (Princeton University, A. Kilian)