New Spring Course: ARTH 440E/540E-Contemporary Perspectives on Urban Space

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Graduate Activities: Zohreh Soltani in the bfo-Journal

bfo-journal_titel_250Doctoral candidate Zohreh Soltani has published an article, titled “Multi-Perspective Gardens of Gabriel Guevrekian: Persian Garden into Cubist Painting or Cubist Painting into Persian Garden,” in the most recent issue of the bfo-Journal:

The only surviving example of French modernist landscape design, Gabriel Guevrekian’s garden at Villa Noailles at Hyeres (1926-1927) has been described as “Persian”, “cubist”, “modern”, and “simultaneist”. The way the three dimensional Persian garden has been translated and abstracted into the spatial concept of cubism represents a tension between the planarity and spatiality of gardens as objects or spaces of art. This paper aims to push further these two competing aspects of these gardens – cubist and Persian – to illustrate the possibility of such coexistence.

Graduate Activities: Paulina Banas, dissertation defense

The Department of Art History

is pleased to announce that, on,

Tuesday, January 26, at 3:00

in the Art History Commons, FA 218,

Paulina Banas,

candidate for the doctoral degree in Art History,

will defend her dissertation,

“The Orientalist Book Industry (1840-80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt,”

before a committee composed of Professors Nancy Um (Chair), John Tagg, Pam Smart, and Dora Polachek (French).

The defense is a public event and open to all. We look forward to a lively, instructive and informative discussion and invite you all to attend.