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Bard Graduate Center at 25: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

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A visual history of the first quarter century of Bard Graduate Center
This handsome publication celebrates the first 25 years of the institution founded by Dr. Susan Weber in 1993. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Bard Graduate Center (BGC) has become the leading research center in the United States dedicated to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Its fully integrated academic and exhibition programs have pioneered the study of objects as a means to better understand the cultural history of the material world. This book, richly illustrated with installation views, exhibition objects, and archival photography, is enlivened by interviews with Susan Weber, Luke Syson, Arnold Lehman, and Kevin Stayton, as well as essays by scholars, curators, and collaborators who highlight the character and evolution of BGC’s unique approach to the research and display of material culture over the past 25 years. Through an array of exhibitions, publications, research, and academic programs, BGC has united diverse fields to highlight the importance of subjects and materials that had been previously ignored, and this book commemorates its achievement.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Against Extinguishing the Human: Imagining the Future of Bard Graduate Center
Leon Botstein

Preface: Bard Graduate Center at 25
Susan Weber

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Susan Weber and the Establishment of Bard Graduate Center: Exhibitions, Research, and Publications
Simon Swynfen Jervis

The Origins of Bard Graduate Center
An Interview between Luke Syson and Susan Weber

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The Brooklyn Museum's Collaborations with Bard Graduate Center
An interview between Arnold Lehman and Kevin Stayton

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Susan Weber, Godwin, and Bard Graduate Center: Onwards and Upwards
Martin P. Levy

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Women Designers and the History of Design at Bard Graduate Center
Pat Kirkham

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The Castellani at Bard Graduate Center
Stefanie Walker

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Bard Graduate Center and the Victoria and Albert Museum
Mark Jones

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Productive Partnership: Bard Graduate Center and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ian Wardropper

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Stuart and Kent at Bard Graduate Center
Frank Salmon

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Swedish Wooden Toys at Bard Graduate Center
Amy F. Ogata

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Co-curating with Susan Weber
Julius Bryant

Afterward: Susan Weber and the Origins of Bard Graduate Center
Leon Botstein

Appendix: Lists of Exhibitions, Publications, Awards, Faculty, Research Fellows, Students, and Trustees at Bard Graduate Center

 

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ISBN
9780300251081

Page Count
432

Publication date
February 18, 2020