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"This Memento Strangely Fair": Hairwork Jewelry in America
This thesis explores the emotional and cultural dimensions of hairwork jewelry in nineteenth-century America, investigates the connections shared between hairwork jewelry and wearer, and analyzes how hair acquired its ...
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 ...
Iconographic Schemes of the Center and the Margins of a Fifteenth Century Rouen Book of Hours
This thesis examines the relationship between the central, religious images and the marginal, secularized images contained in fifteenth century books of hours from Northern France. The central object in this study is a ...
The Persistence of Sculptural Abstraction in Alberto Giacometti’s Surrealist Objects, 1929-1935
This paper focuses on Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture made between 1929 and 1935 as a member of the surrealist group. I argue that regardless of his surrealist membership, Giacometti worked outside of the surrealist formula ...
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 ...
Engaging Detroit: The Detroit Institute of Arts and the African American Community
This study analyzes the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) exhibition and interpretive labeling strategies that attempt to create a more inclusive institution for the predominantly African American population of Detroit. ...
Building the Modern Turkish Household: Koç Industries
This dissertation is a study of the changing visual and spatial culture of Turkey during and after the so-called “Marshall Plan Years,” from 1947 to 1980. Looking at a series of cultural reconstructions, the dissertation ...
Metropolitan Architecture: Karl Scheffler and Alfred Messel's Search for a New Urbanity
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2014-08)
State Art or Sites of Resistance: Socialist Realism in Romania: 1945-1989
During the Revolution of December 1989, the dictator Ceausescu and his wife Elena were ousted from power and executed by firing squad. Fifteen years later, the “Ceausescu Palace” (1983), for which twenty percent of Bucharest ...