Pat Kirkham
Pat Kirkham is Professor Emerita at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.
Kirkham, Pat
Kirkham, Pat
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Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
By the mid-eighteenth century, rising household wealth, improvements in manufacturing, and an expanding middle class gave European consumers access to greater quantities and a wider range of goods and styles...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.395-435
Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
Spanning six centuries of global design, this far-reaching survey is the first to offer an account of the vast history of decorative arts and design produced in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Islamic world, from 1400 to the present. Meticulously documented and illustrated, the volume covers interiors, furniture, textiles and dress, glass, graphics, metalwork, ceramics, exhibitions, product design, landscape and garden design, and theater and film design. Divided into four chronological sections, each of which is subdivided geographically, the authors elucidate the evolution of style, form, materials, and techniques, and address vital issues such as gender, race, patronage, cultural appropriation, continuity versus innovation, and high versus low culture.

Leading authorities in design history and decorative arts studies present hundreds of objects in their contemporary contexts, demonstrating the overwhelming extent to which the applied arts have enriched customs, ceremony, and daily life worldwide over the past six hundred years. This ambitious, landmark publication is essential reading, contributing a definitive classic to the existing scholarship on design, decorative arts, and material culture, while also introducing these subjects to new readers in a comprehensive, erudite book with widespread appeal.

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Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
Print publication date December 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300196146
EISBN 9780300255973
Illustrations 817
Print Status in print
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY a large number of women worked professionally as interior designers...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.305-327
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
THE AMERICAN FILM INDUSTRY WAS BASED IN HOLLYWOOD by the late 1910s. For the rest of the century Hollywood both shaped and reflected how Americans...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.247-267
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
DESPITE THE CLOSE LINKS BETWEEN JEWELRY and the shaping of “the feminine,” jewelry design and making in the United States were male-dominated activities...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.201-221
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
LOOKING BACK ON THE “DIFFICULT PATH” of her “wonderful life,” Anna Russell Jones, the first African American woman to graduate from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art and Design), commented, “I had three strikes against me: I was a woman, black, and a...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.123-143
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
THERE WERE AS MANY WAYS FOR WOMEN TO BECOME DESIGNERS during the course of the twentieth century in America as there were ways for them to practice design...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.49-83
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Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
DEDICATION: In memory of my mother—the first feminist in my life—who told me her stories, and introduced me to the decorative arts, Hollywood movies, fashion, politics, pleasure, and much else. And of my father—the first male supporter of “equal rights” in my life—who told me his stories and introduced me to history, architecture, politics, soccer, and much...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
This stunning book celebrates the many contributions women designers have made to American culture over the past century in such fields as textiles, ceramics, graphics, furniture, interiors, metalwork, fashion, and jewelry. It includes designers from the arts and crafts and modernist movements, Native American and African American cultures, the post-World War II era, craft and “ethnic” revivals in the 1970s and 1980s, and the world of today. Many famous designers are discussed, including Eva Zeisel, Maria Martinez, Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Edith Head, Clare McCardell, Bonnie Cashin, Elsa Peretti, and April Greiman, as well as less well-known designers.

The book features seventeen essays by such eminent scholars as Valerie Steele, Ellen Lupton, Cheryl Buckley, and Edward S. Cooke, Jr. A timeline offers readers a broader context within which to understand the developments discussed in the text, as does Eileen Boris’s chapter “Women in the United States, 1900–2000: Social Change and Changing Experience.” In addition, an essay by Pat Kirkham and Lynne Walker explores such fascinating issues as the differing gendered nature of the various areas of design, training, and education, support networks, “race,” class, cultural traditions, and the diverse ways in which women came to be, practiced as, and experienced being designers.
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor)
Print publication date January 2002 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300093314
EISBN 9780300255980
Illustrations 454
Print Status out of print