Education

Ph.D. Art History Department, University of Southern California

Fields: Nineteenth-Century European Art and Design History; The History of Collecting, Display, and Institutions of Art; European History, 1789-1914

B.A. Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

 

Publications

PUBLISHED MONOGRAPH:

Interior Decorating in Nineteenth-Century France: The Visual Culture of a New Profession (Manchester: Manchester University Press, Studies in Design and Material Culture Series, 2018). https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526113405/

– Reviewed in: Journal of Design History (Catherine Girard, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, USA), H-France (Emily Davis Winthrop, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Heidi Brevik-Zender, University of California Riverside), Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Stefan Muthesius, The University of East Anglia, Norwich), Design and Culture (Alexandra Fraser, independent scholar, Michigan, USA)

EDITED VOLUMES:

Interior Provocations: History, Theory and Practice of Autonomous Interiors, co-edited with Deborah Schneiderman, Keena Suh, Karin Tehve, Alexa Griffith Winton, and Karyn Zieve (London and New York: Routledge, 2020). https://www.routledge.com/Interior-Provocations-History-Theory-and-Practice-of-Autonomous-Interiors/Lasc-Schneiderman-Suh-Tehve-Winton-Zieve/p/book/9780367418489

Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail, co-edited with Patricia Lara-Betancourt and Margaret Maile Petty (London and New York: Routledge, 2018; paperback 2020). https://www.routledge.com/Architectures-of-Display-Department-Stores-and-Modern-Retail/Lasc-Lara-Betancourt-Petty/p/book/9780367343897

Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse, edited volume (London and New York: Routledge, 2016; paperback 2018). https://www.routledge.com/Visualizing-the-Nineteenth-Century-Home-Modern-Art-and-the-Decorative-Impulse/Lasc/p/book/9781138353404

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media, co-edited with Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015; paperback 2017). https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/designing-the-french-interior-9781350013896/

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

“The Dry Goods Economist and the Role of Mass Media in the Creation of a Global Window Design Aesthetic at the End of the Nineteenth Century,” Chapter 10 in John Potvin and Marie-Ève Marchand, eds., Design and Agency: Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/design-and-agency-9781350063792/

“Decorating with a View: The Nineteenth-Century Escapist Window,” Chapter 23 in Penny Sparke, Pat Brown, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Gini Lee and Mark Taylor, eds., FLOW: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic 2018), pp. 241-251. https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/flow-9781472567994/

“Paris, 1900: The Musée Centennal du Mobilier et de la Décoration and the Formulation of a Nineteenth-Century National Design Identity,” Chapter 6 in David Raizman and Ethan Robey, eds., Expanding Nationalisms at World Fairs: Identity, Diversity and Exchange, 1851-1915 (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 109-129. https://www.routledge.com/Expanding-Nationalisms-at-Worlds-Fairs-Identity-Diversity-and-Exchange/Raizman-Robey/p/book/9781138501751

“Architectures of Display: An Introduction,” co-authored with Patricia Lara-Betancourt and Margaret Maile Petty, in Anca I. Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, and Margaret Maile Petty, eds., Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 1-14.

“The Traveling Sidewalk: The Mobile Architecture of American Shop Windows at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Journal of Design History 31, no. 1 (February 2018): 24-45.

“A Museum of Souvenirs: Adolphe Thiers, Collector of the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of the History of Collections 28, no. 1 (March 2016): 57-71.

“At Home, in the Nineteenth Century: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse,” in Anca I. Lasc, ed., Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse (London and New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. xvi-xxvii.

“Soft Spaces: From the Textile-Clad Interior to Modern Interior Design,” in Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Griffith Winton, eds., Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), pp. 17-30. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/textile-technology-and-design-9781472523754/

“French Connections: The Modern Interior and Mass Media,” co-authored with Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor, in Anca I. Lasc, Georgina Downey, and Mark Taylor, eds., Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 1-9.

“Angels and Rebels: The Obsessions and Transgressions of the Modern Interior,” in Anca I. Lasc, Georgina Downey, and Mark Taylor, eds., Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 47-58.

“Interior Decorating in the Age of Historicism: Popular Advice Manuals and the Pattern Books of Édouard Bajot,” Journal of Design History 26, no. 1 (February 2013): 1-24.

Le Juste Milieu: Alexandre Sandier, Theming, and Eclecticism in French Interiors of the Nineteenth Century,” Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture 2, no. 3 (November 2011): 277-306.

 

Projects

Revisiting the Past in Museums and Historic Sites: Space Unlocked, History Unfrozen, volume co-edited with Andrew McClellan and Änne Söll (contracted to Routledge)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Design, Business as Usual: Practices and Networks in History,” Design Studies Forum (DSF) Affiliated Society Sponsored Session, 109th Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA), New York City, co-chair and panel co-organizer with Erica Morawski, February 2021

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