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Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture

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Works: 102 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 7,674 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Design, and Culture Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
 
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Most widely held works by Design, and Culture Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Wearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Protest fashion ... dramatic fashion and textile designs served as patriotic propaganda for the Japanese, British, and Americans during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) ... presents hundreds of examples of how fashion was employed by commercial interests on all sides of the conflict to boost morale and fan patriotism ... documents the development of the role of fashion as propaganda"--Dustjacket
Marimekko : fabrics fashion architecture by Marimekko( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - the first comprehensive study of Marimekko designs - presents more than one hundred examples of exuberant Marimekko fashions and home furnishings that gave the company a definitive presence on the world design stage."--Jacket
Bloomsbury rooms : modernism, subculture, and domesticity by Christopher Reed( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book traces the development of Bloomsbury's domestic aesthetic from the group's influential promulgation of Post-Impressionism in Britain around 1910 through the 1930s. In detailed studies of rooms and environments created for Virginia Woolf and John Maynard Keynes, among others, by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, and her artist colleagues Duncan Grant, and Roger Fry, Reed challenges the accepted notion that these artists drifted away from modernism. He presents their work as an alternative form of modernism, later suppressed by sexist and homophobic attitudes that disparaged the decorative arts and domesticity in general, as well as Bloomsbury in particular. The aesthetic and ideological implications of the Bloomsbury interiors were international in scope, Christopher Reed argues, and constitute important episodes in this history of modernity." "Contemporary photographs, paintings and surviving interiors, notably at Grant and Bell's Sussex farmhouse, Charleston, illustrate the remarkable creativity of the Bloomsbury domestic aesthetic."--Jacket
West 86th : a journal of decorative arts, design history, and material culture( )

in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Jensen jewelry by Georg Arthur Jensen( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) first established a worldwide reputation as a designer of flatware, hollowware, and jewelry in the arts and crafts idiom of the early twentieth century. After his death, his eponymous firm then went on to achieve a foremost international reputation as producers of elegant and refined silver creations in the modernist style. This book surveys Jensen's work from his beginnings as a self-taught artist through the establishment of his silversmithy and beyond. His work and the work of many of the designers associated with his firm are highly sought after today, and Jensen is considered one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Sheila Hicks : weaving as metaphor by Arthur C Danto( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713-1788 : the rediscovery of antiquity( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The creation of the 'Greek style' and its pervasive impact in England and on the Continent during the third quarter of the eighteenth century were largely due to James Stuart's landmark multivolume publication, The Antiquities of Athens ... Stuart, subsequently known as 'Athenian' Stuart, went on to a highly influential career that spanned the fields of architecture, interior decoration, furnishing, sculpture, and metalwork."--Jacket
Art deco jewelry : modernist masterworks and their makers by Evelyn Possémé( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of pieces made by leading designers and artists between 1910 and 1937 includes photographs of best-known pieces as well as a number of original drawings and designs, in a volume complemented by essays on such topics as the relationship between jewelry and other art forms, the contributions of clients and collectors, and the world of graphic art
Staging fashion, 1880-1920 : Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, Billie Burke by Sheila Stowell( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Jane Hading (1859{u2013}1940), Lily Elsie (1886{u2013}1962), and Billie Burke (1884{u2013}1970) gained fame as stage actresses, their popular appeal also rested on their ability to cultivate a glamorous appearance. Their careers illustrate the early transformation of actresses into marketable commodities whose celebrity status depended on the consumption of their images. This celebrity, in turn, was used to market an array of beauty and fashion goods to women striving to emulate them. The three women featured in Staging Fashion exemplify the factors that ensured success for 20th-century actresses. Each of these women was dressed by a leading couturier (or several couturiers), both onstage and offstage. In major cities such as New York, Paris, and London, actresses depended on exquisite, custom-made gowns both to secure principal roles and to maintain popularity. Their physical beauty, which was consistent with elite notions of class and race, was depicted on postcards and in popular fashion and theatre magazines and newspapers. Finally, these actresses developed distinct 'personalities,' which were conveyed by their stage roles and in numerous photos and articles."--Publisher's description
Thomas Jeckyll : architect and designer, 1827-1881 by Susan Weber Soros( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Jeckyll ranks among the least understood and most tragic Aesthetic Movement figures in England. This illustrated book explores his innovative and brilliant designs in architecture, furniture, metalwork, and interiors and restores him to his deserved place among the architect/designers of his time. It is the definitive study of Jeckyll's life and work and presents his notable buildings and diverse examples of his decorative arts." "Susan Weber Soros and Catherine Arbuthnott examine Jeckyll's most important architectural commissions, among them the extravagant five-story Cambridge town house known as Rance's Folly. They also discuss the interiors he designed - some of the most captivating and evocative Aesthetic Movement rooms of his time - which included the famous Peacock Room created for shipping magnate Frederick Richards Leyland, and later decorated by James McNeill Whistler. The book also considers Jeckyll's remarkable furniture and metalwork designs, for which he is best-known today, including the Four Seasons gates, which were exhibited and highly praised at the Exhibition Universelle, Paris, in 1867 and the Weltaustellung, Vienna, in 1873"--Jacket
Thomas Hope : Regency designer by Thomas Hope( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents a comprehensive study of Thomas Hope, focusing on his multifaceted role as designer and patron. The contributors examine his wide-ranging and intriguing contribution to the arts as well as his extensive writings
Lions, dragons & other beasts : aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, vessels for church and table( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beasts of every land and clime : an introduction to medieval aquamanilia / Peter Barnet -- A technical history of medieval aquamanilia / Pete Dandridge -- Nuremberg as a center of aquamanilia production / Ursula Mende -- Catalogue : aquamanilia from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections / Peter Barnet and Pete Dandridge -- Checklist : exhibited works associated with aquamanilia / Leslie Bussis Tait -- Introduction to DVD insert, video recreation of the casting of a lion aquamanile
Source : notes in the history of art( )

in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short articles on art and archaeology from antiquity to the present
Vasemania : neoclassical form and ornament in Europe : selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Heather Jane McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the ancient sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii were excavated in the eighteenth century, the objects found there renewed artistic interest in classicism. Neoclassical style and imagery permeated paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts of the period, and a central element of design in all these art forms was the vase." "This book focuses on the vase as an artistic and ornamental form in a variety of media. It presents and discusses almost one hundred hidden treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection - not only vases but also wine and water urns, knife boxes, ink wells, perfume burners, fabrics, carved paneling, marquetry furniture, silver, works on paper, and paintings - all using the vase motif. Vase imagery ranged from austere to fantastic to romantic, say the authors of this book, and the vase became a new paradigm of beauty as well as an icon of European neoclassicism."--Jacket
Studies in the decorative arts( )

in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungarian ceramics from the Zsolnay manufactory, 1853-2001 by Piroska Ács( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashioning the body : an intimate history of the silhouette by Denis Bruna( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique survey offers fascinating insights into the convoluted transformations employed by both men and women to accommodate the fickle dictates of fashion. With high design, wit, and style, Fashioning the Body tracks the evolution of these sartorial devices-from panniers, crinolines, and push-up bras to chains, zippers, and clasps-concealed beneath outer layers in order to project idealized figures. Women's corsets constricted waists; exaggerated buttocks and hips counterbalanced jutting bust lines; and chic, aerodynamic silhouettes compressed breasts and flattened bellies. Yet masculine fashion has been no stranger to these tortuous practices. Men flaunted their virility by artificially broadening their shoulders, applying padding to their chests, and slipping codpieces over their groins. With more than 200 beautiful illustrations-including reproductions of superb historic advertisements-Denis Bruna reveals the industry and art of these contrivances meant to entice and beguile as well as assert status and power. Contemporary haute-couture designers Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons, Christian Lacroix, and Vivienne Westwood are featured in this indiscreet tour of intimate fashion history
American Christmas cards, 1900-1960 by Kenneth L Ames( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christmas cards have been called 'little messengers of good will, ' but that charming description over-simplifies these complicated artifacts, which were once central features of an almost compulsory seasonal ritual of exchange in the United States. These small bits of paper or cardstock feature combinations of words and images intended to convey both greetings and feelings. Words were an essential part of the message, but images were far more potent. From their earliest days, Christmas cards creatively exploited the power of images to elicit emotions and evoke clusters of meanings rich in social and psychological resonance. This book is the first to offer a systematic survey of Christmas card imagery. Like Christmas itself, which embraces many disparate beliefs, customs, and activities of multiple origins, the images on Christmas cards are both numerous and varied - from candles and poinsettias to Sans Claus and the three kings, from snowy winter scenes to warm hearths in cozy cottages. This study of cards used in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century enriches our understanding not only of the American Christmas but also of significant aspects of the larger American culture."--Jacket
Dutch New York between East and West : the world of Margrieta van Varick by Deborah L Krohn( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runner-up for the award for Outstanding Catalogue Based on a Permanent Collection, given by the Association of Art Museum Curators Winner of the 2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize, as given by the New York State Historical Association for excellence in exhibitions and collections-based publishing. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage and the lasting legacy of Dutch culture in New York, this book explores the life and times of a fascinating woman, her family, and her things. Margrieta was born in the Netherlands but lived at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world, in Malacca on the Malay Peninsula and in Flatbush, Brooklyn. When she came to New York in 1686 with her husband and set up a shop, she brought an astonishing array of Eastern goods, many of which were documented in an inventory made after her death in 1695. Extensive archival research has enabled a collaborative team to reconstruct her story and establish the depth of her connection to Dutch trading establishments in Asia. This is a groundbreaking contribution to the histories of New York City, the Dutch overseas empire, women, and material culture.--
Castellani and Italian archaeological jewelry by Castellani and Italian archaeological jewelry( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945
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Marimekko : fabrics fashion architectureBloomsbury rooms : modernism, subculture, and domesticityGeorg Jensen jewelrySheila Hicks : weaving as metaphorJames 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713-1788 : the rediscovery of antiquityArt deco jewelry : modernist masterworks and their makersThomas Jeckyll : architect and designer, 1827-1881Thomas Hope : Regency designer
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بارڈ گریجویٹ سینٹر

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German (1)