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, 2007

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Anderson, Eric, "The Design Theory of Jacob von Falke: Historicism and Cultural Transformation in Ringstrasse Vienna" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, M. McLeod, G. Wright)

Atkinson, Elaine M., "Fantasy, Memory, and Spirituality in Visual Culture in Britain, 1850–1920" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

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

Davis, Emily, "The Female Nude in Art Nouveau (1889–1914): Manipulations and Motivations in Rupert Carabin, Frances and Margaret Macdonald, Lamps, and Jewelry" (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Dimitrova, Kate, "Unraveling Christ's Passion: Archbishop Dalmau de Mur's Artistic Patronage and Netherlandish Tapestries in Fifteenth-Century Spain" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Ferng, Jennifer, "Nature's Objects: Architecture, Materiality, and Geology, 1750–1850" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Finamore, Michelle Tolini, "Fashioning Early Cinema: Dress and Representation in American Film, 1900–1930" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Fisher, Ellen, "Mary McFadden, Fashion Designer" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham, M. Majer)

Hannah, Caroline, "Between Art, Craft, and Design: Henry Varnum Poor and the Making of a Modern American Artist" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Hartzell, Freyja, "Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Hooper-Lane, Elizabeth, "Domestic Modernism in Middle America: Women in Their Postwar Homes" (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Martin)

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

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, "Speculating on Architecture: Morality, the New Real Estate, and the Bourgeois Apartment Industry in Late-Nineteenth-Century France" (MIT, M. Jarzombek, E. Naginski)

Lanier, Jessica, "The Grand Tours of Martha Coffin Derby: Travel, Collecting, and the Promotion of Culture in the Early Republic" (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Lichtman, Sarah A., "From Basement to Bandstand: The Private and Public Places of the American Teenager, 1945–1965" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham, A. Ogata)

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

Meiers, Sarah, "The Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts and Crafts Interior" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Microulis, Laura, "Gillow and Company Furniture and Interiors, 1851–1897: Design, Manufacture, and Patronage in Britain" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

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

Osenga, Katie, "The Veil: A History of the Marian Veil in Art History and Mariology from Early Christianity to the Counter-Reformation" (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Contemporary Zulu Ceramics, 1960s–Present: An Aesthetic Respect" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Schilb, Henry D., "Byzantine Identity and Its Patrons: Embroidered Epitaphioi and Aeres of the Palaiologan and Post-Byzantine Periods" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Schmidt Bach, Debra, "Makers, Masters, and Moguls: Silversmith William Gale and Early Industrialization in Antebellum New York" (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Tunstall, Alexandra, "Woven Paintings: Tapestries in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Yamamori, Yumiko, "The A. A. Vantine and Company: Japanese Handcrafts for the American Consumer, 1895–1920" (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)