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Apocalypse According to Vasily Kandinsky
Abstract The main objective of this dissertation is to identify and analyze the influence of Russian icons, frescoes and popular broadsheets (lubki) and prove their essentiality to Vasily Kandinsky’s breakthrough ...
Cooking in Oz: Designing Instruction and Packaging Nostalgia
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Cookbook synthesizes childhood memories of food and stories to create an intensely nostalgic experience for its readers. The cookbook is separated into sections based on Dorothy’s journey through ...
Metropolitan Architecture: Karl Scheffler and Alfred Messel's Search for a New Urbanity
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2014-08)
Designing Destinations: Hotel Architecture, Urbanism, and American Tourism in Puerto Rico and Cuba
This study examines hotel design—from interior furnishings and artworks to their place in the larger urban environment—to reveal the importance of these sites in shaping international relationships and in the negotiation ...
Pat Passlof: In Her Own Right
Abstract Expressionism, gestural painting, The New York School; these are some of the names used to describe the artwork produced by a group of New York artists from 1940-1960. Associated with these terms are names like ...
Re-Imaging Indian Womanhood: The Multiple Mythologies of Phoolan Devi
This dissertation examines the work of three artists, Rekha Rodwittiya, Chitra Ganesh and Sangeeta Sandrasegar, and their images of Phoolan Devi, India’s Bandit Queen. By contextualizing each object within the artists’ ...
The Art of Artists' Personae: Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, and Mariko Mori
This dissertation presents artists’ personae as a trajectory of contemporary art, while conceptualizing persona as an unstable yet productive site that can reveal the complicated relations among performance, representation, ...