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, 2005

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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)

Atkinson, Elaine M., “Fantasy, Memory and Spirituality in Visual Culture in Britain, 1850–1910” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Helland)

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

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

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.)

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

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

Hooper-Lane, Elizabeth, “Modernism, Domesticity, and Middle America” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Martin)

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

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

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)

Lasser, Ethan, “Figures in the Grain: Sentient Objects in Anglo-America, 1660–1800” (Yale, Edward Cooke Jr.)

Maile, Margaret, “Theatre, Modernity, and Architectural Lighting Design in America” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham, A. Ogata)

Mathias, Catherine A., “Textiles in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Portraiture” (Queen's University, 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 University, Kingston, J. Helland)

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

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

Schmidt-Bach, Debra, “Silver in Antebellum New York: The Working Partnership of Craftsman, Manufacturer, and Entrepreneur William Gale” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames, P. Kirkham)

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)

Turner, Kelly S., “The Narrativity of Dycor: The Interiors of Late Eighteenth-Century French Pleasure Pavilions” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

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