Calls for Papers

CFP: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design

CFP Deadline: December 15, 2011 Conference Location: Boston, MA Conference Date: April 11-14, 2012 Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, psychological/ sociological aspects … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

Art Story Foundation reviews Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

On The Art Story Foundation’s Review of the Neue Galerie’s “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity”. The exhibition’s inclusion of the importance of psychoanalysis in art and design (including a few fashion examples such as a Reform dress, corset, and Klimt paintings of women in glittering mosaic garments) was quite intriguing and definitely worth a visit … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY March 18–June 5, 2011 Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous … Continue reading

Articles

Q and A: Tim Gunn

Q and A: Tim Gunn * By Megan Gambino * Smithsonian magazine, December 2010 The co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway talks about what makes good design and more. Especially interesting is the question regarding whether designers should visit museums and Gunn’s statement that clothes are a form of semiotics. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Q-and-A-Tim-Gunn.html#ixzz16jAtW8KA Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2011 Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2011-12. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

CFA: MA in Contemporary Art, Design & New Media Art Histories

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MASTER OF ARTS IN CONTEMPORARY ART, DESIGN AND NEW MEDIA ART HISTORIES OCAD University is pleased to announce the expansion of its Master’s program in Contemporary Art History to now include Design History and New Media Art History. Housed in one innovative program — the MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New … Continue reading

Publications

Coming Soon: Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

I am excited to let you know about my colleague John Potvin’s new co-edited volume with Ashgate Publishing. I hope you will consider it for your personal or university library. ********** Edited by Alla Myzelev, University of Western Ontario, and John Potvin, University of Guelph “…a strong and innovative contribution to scholarship…where dress, interiors and personal identity … Continue reading