Doctoral 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.
The Department of Art History
is pleased to announce that, on,
Tuesday, January 26, at 3:00
in the Art History Commons, FA 218,
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,”
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.