Atlanta Housing Interplay: Reinventing The Digital Monograph, 2018 Emory University
Atlanta Housing Interplay: Reinventing The Digital Monograph, Christopher Sawula
Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference
This panel will discuss Atlanta Housing Interplay, a new digital art history project in development at Emory University. The project, focused on the first public housing projects built in Atlanta in the 1930s, seeks to provide a model for a published, digital monograph. The talk will explain the origins of Atlanta Housing Interplay, its structure, and how it will bridge the gap between traditional print scholarship and interactive online projects. The panel will explore the issues of platform, publishing, and target audience and talk about striking a balance between academic research and public history.
Art Of The Harlem Renaissance, 2018 CUNY City College
Art Of The Harlem Renaissance, Joshua I. Cohen
Open Educational Resources
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s, known during that time as the Negro Renaissance, affected a sea change in literary and artistic production. Whereas the early-20th-century avant-gardes in Europe had looked to black culture only as “primitive” inspiration, Harlem Renaissance practitioners asserted their status as agents of modern history and creators of black modernism. This important and tumultuous transformation can be tracked in the artistic expressions of the period, and in relation to key texts that shaped the movement. Planned visits to Harlem sites and collections, as well as to timely exhibitions elsewhere in New York ...
Public Art And Patronage: A Collective Study Of Four Of Buffalo, New York's Early Monuments, 1882-1907, 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Public Art And Patronage: A Collective Study Of Four Of Buffalo, New York's Early Monuments, 1882-1907, Drew C. Boyle
Museum Studies Theses
The goal of this paper is to investigate the motivations of the patrons behind four of Buffalo, New York’s early monuments. These are the Soldiers and Sailors Monument (1882), the Lincoln, The Emancipator Monument (1902), the Red Jacket Monument (1890), and the McKinley Monument (1907). Each section contains historical context regarding the time period, critical events that influenced the monument, comparisons to similar monuments in the United States, and the narratives of the monument’s dedication and ceremonies. When grouped together, the historical context provided for each monument essentially plays into the motivations behind why each monument was erected ...
Design Guidelines: A Practical Guide To Preserving The Historic, Cultural, And Architectural Heritage Of Gladewater, Texas, 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University
Design Guidelines: A Practical Guide To Preserving The Historic, Cultural, And Architectural Heritage Of Gladewater, Texas, Conor Herterich
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
In October of 1930, Columbus Marion Joiner’s oil rig, “Daisy Bradford No. 3,” blew a gusher of oil high into the East Texas sky. The subsequent storm of economic activity that resulted from the discovery of the East Texas oilfield irrevocably changed the built environment of many small towns in the region, including Gladewater, Texas. Oil money that flowed into the city funded a flurry of building projects in the 1930s and 1940s that left an indelible mark on the landscape of Gladewater’s downtown area. Unfortunately, a lack of oversight, planning, and guidance has since led to the ...
Losing Its Way: The Landmarks Preservation Commission In Eclipse, 2018 CUNY John Jay College
Losing Its Way: The Landmarks Preservation Commission In Eclipse, Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publications and Research
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has an admirable history of protecting the city's historic character. Increasingly in recent years, the commission has backed away from proactively designated sites of historical, architectural, or cultural significance as city landmarks. At the same time, the commission has shown greater deference to the owner of a property when deciding whether to designate, and to the wishes of the owners of designated properties in matters of regulation, notwithstanding that owner consent is nowhere in the landmarks law. At the same time, the commission has introduced new definitions, such as “period of significance ...
In God We (Dis) Trust: George Washington In The Capitol Rotunda, 2018 Providence College
In God We (Dis) Trust: George Washington In The Capitol Rotunda, Josef Riccio
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“After-Ozymandias”: The Colonization Of Symbols And The American Monument, 2018 CUNY Hunter College
“After-Ozymandias”: The Colonization Of Symbols And The American Monument, H. R. Membreno-Canales
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
After-Ozymandias examines the visual rhetoric of American patriotism through its many symbols, including flags and monuments. My thesis project consists of photographs of empty plinths, objects, products and archival materials. Countless relics remain today memorializing leaders and empires that inevitably declined, from antiquity to modern times. Looking back at distant history feels like a luxury, though: the question for our time in America is whether we have the strength of mind as a society to scrutinize our history, warts and all.
Treehouses: Civilizing The Wildness Of Men And Nature, 2018 Southern Methodist University
Treehouses: Civilizing The Wildness Of Men And Nature, Courtney Mckinney
English Undergraduate Distinction Projects
In this paper, I explore how treehouses operate symbolically in tandem with culture. Through an analysis of British and American print culture, I argue that the treehouse building project became bound to boyhood at the turn of the twentieth century as the naturalist movement spread and youth organizations embraced treehouses as part of their vision for the development of boys. Parents and youth leaders intend for treehouse projects to build self-reliance, independence, imagination, and courage in their boys. Congruously, this activity associated with a child’s personal growth takes place in an actual growing organism. I analyze how treehouses juxtapose ...
Exploring Global Connections Through Art, 2018 National Gallery of Art
Exploring Global Connections Through Art, Heidi Hinsh, Elizabeth Diament
ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens
What role can works of art play in encouraging perspective-taking and exploring issues of global significance? How can thinking routines, developed by Harvard Project Zero, support rich conversations around works of art and global topics? In this interactive workshop, teachers will engage deeply with a work of art, using a combination of discussion and creative writing. They will deepen their understanding of art, history, and broader issues that affect them, their communities, and the world. Participants will practice using thinking routines to investigate the work of art and global themes. (Thinking routines are pedagogical tools that support and encourage key ...
Painting, Geography, And The Body: Charting The First Two Decades Of Mary Corse’S Art, 2018 CUNY Hunter College
Painting, Geography, And The Body: Charting The First Two Decades Of Mary Corse’S Art, Sarah A. Meller
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Mary Corse has always maintained her position on the periphery, and her work has generally been excluded from art historical scholarship. This study illuminates the ways in which the first two decades of Corse’s practice were in fact in dynamic dialogue with broader impulses and concurrent trends operating at the time.
Hidden Mickey: Animation's Exclusion From Art History, 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder
Hidden Mickey: Animation's Exclusion From Art History, Molly Mcgill
Art History Theses & Dissertations
Despite being one of the most prevalent forms of entertainment in the twentieth century, commercial animation has long been excluded from serious art historical discourse, only considered within the disciplines of film studies or visual studies. As a drawn-medium, reliant on a team of artists for completion, I argue animation warrants discussion within the discipline of art history, particularly to address modernism within the vernacular consumer in the early twentieth century. This thesis operates as a proponent for animation's inclusion in art history, as well as a historiography of the fraught relationship between animation and the art world. Animation ...
Profanation, 2018 CUNY Hunter College
Profanation, Tsahi Zac H. Hacmon
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
This paper attempts to provoke an Israeli American dialogue that comes through profanity of conventional architecture. I am creating this dialogue by displaying two main subjects in proximity to each other: border architecture from Israel and institutional architecture or non-places in New York.
The Romance Novel Cover, 2018 CUNY Hunter College
The Romance Novel Cover, Jessica D. Spears
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Romance novel covers dating from the 1980s and 1990s reflect complex and contradictory ideas about gender, power, and sexuality. The covers overflow with stereotypes of what women are attracted to such as enormous pink roses, lush folds of silk, and hair long enough for Rapunzel. To this socially acceptable women’s imagery, the covers add two less reputable aspects: sexual imagery and, occasionally, suggestions of female submission. Since the association of romance and conventional femininity is so strong, the covers make a visual argument that submission and sexuality are things that a conventional woman wants. Readers have to deal with ...
Architecture Of The San Francisco Bay Area: The Influence Of The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 2018 Dominican University of California
Architecture Of The San Francisco Bay Area: The Influence Of The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Orion Weinstein
Senior Theses and Capstone Projects
Just hours after the 1906 Earthquake, Jack London arrived in San Francisco and wrote an article for Collier's Magazine, “The Story of an Eyewitness.” He famously reported, “San Francisco is gone...Nothing remains of it but memories.” The earthquake and subsequent fire left most of San Francisco in ruins; commercial buildings, humble residences and grand estates destroyed. The City was a blank slate and in the process of rebuilding, there was the opportunity to utilize new architectural styles as well as create new architecture; significantly, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (PPIE) provided the impetus as well as the ...
Art For All: The Artistic Journey Of Juila Elizabeth Tolbert, 2018 Wofford College
Art For All: The Artistic Journey Of Juila Elizabeth Tolbert, Julie L. Woodson
Progressing from a student, concentrating on absorbing foundational skills and techniques to an intentional, expressionistic painter, Julia Elizabeth Tolbert spent twenty years of her life creating art. Using formal educational opportunities as a way to escape the life intended for her, she found art to be a freeing and meaningful endeavor. She experimented greatly in both style and medium, working with movements such as the Ashcan school, Regionalism, and Cubism and creating works in watercolor, oil, encaustic, pencil, clay, and more, all in pursuit of a professional artistic career. Though physical and visual limitations ultimately prevented her longterm success, Tolbert ...
The Disjointed Moment : Marking, Mapping, And Making The Real In William Eggleston's Election Eve (1976)., 2018 University of Louisville
The Disjointed Moment : Marking, Mapping, And Making The Real In William Eggleston's Election Eve (1976)., Joel Darland
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis analyzes the photographic book Election Eve (1976) produced by photographer William Eggleston. Eggleston’s photographs represent a complex network of connections between material objects and the potential truth of depiction. The often-nondescript locations that Eggleston photographed in Sumter County, GA in October 1976 appear specific at the outset, but quickly lose their adherence to the supposed realities that they depict. Since his first major exhibition in the mid 1970s, Eggleston’s photographs have presented difficulty because they from often-disparate material sources. Despite of the complexity of Eggleston’s engagement with both art and non-art photography, scholarship continues describe ...
Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
When classically trained cellist Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) moved to New York City in 1957, she swiftly positioned herself at the intersection of experimental music, performance, video, and the visual arts. She interpreted works by composers like John Cage, collaborated with artists such as Nam June Paik, and founded and organized the New York Avant Garde Festival from 1963 to 1980. This dissertation argues that Moorman’s career sheds new light on what it meant to be an artist in this post-medium-specific moment and proposes that Moorman’s deterritorialization of authorship exerts pressure on traditional art histories. The generative dynamics of ...
Interpreting San Francisco Identities, 2018 University of San Francisco
Interpreting San Francisco Identities, Grace Hanford, Grace Hale
Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD
This presentation provides an overview of the exhibition, Interpreting San Francisco Identities, organized by art history students in ART 200 Museum Studies. This exhibition features rare books, photographs, prints, and other material from the collection of the Donahue Rare Book room. It explores how guidebooks, travelogues, world’s fairs, and various print material have shaped and reflected San Francisco’s various identities over the past 150 years. The exhibition is on display in the Donahue Rare Book room beginning Monday, April 30th.
Modern American Cover Art: The Great Gatsby Through Time, 2018 University of South Carolina
Modern American Cover Art: The Great Gatsby Through Time, Jessica Harrell
Book jackets and cover art are, more than anything, an advertising tool used to attract consumers, promote book sales, and establish company identity. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a staple in the canon of American literature whose cover art has drastically transformed in the ninety years since its original publication. This thesis traces these changes over time, focusing specifically on publishing history, art history, American culture, and thematic interpretations. In doing so, I found that the most substantial influences on these covers were publishing house identity, design trends, and available artistic techniques. Ultimately, The Great Gatsby’s ...
The Influence Of Politics On Modern Art: A Curated Exhibit Of Art Reflecting The 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 University of Rhode Island
The Influence Of Politics On Modern Art: A Curated Exhibit Of Art Reflecting The 2016 Presidential Election, Naama Malomet
Senior Honors Projects
This project explores the ways in which recent politics in America has inspired contemporary artists to engage in the current political climate and use art as a means of expressing political ideals. Art has been, and always will be, used as one of the ways artists express opinions and ideas. Art engages individuals in visual dialogue, creating conversations between the artist and viewer. It has the power to influence and inspire viewers, directing them towards new ideas and opinions as well as new perspectives on social and political issues. Throughout the history of art, politics and social issues have inspired ...