IN THE FIELD

Mid-Century Textiles and Global Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art

Mid-Century Textiles and Global Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art

BY VISHAL KHANDELWAL

For the last leg of my dissertation research on mid-20th-century industrial design in India, I analyzed collections at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, keen to understand how the renowned textile innovator Marianne Strengell’s teaching at Cranbrook informed the work of design students Helena Perheentupa from Finland and Nelly Sethna (née Mehta) from India.

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The Folded Spaces of Two Pueblan Colonial Desks

The Folded Spaces of Two Pueblan Colonial Desks

BY CELIA RODRIGUEZ TEJUCA

I embarked on a trip to Puebla, Mexico, to complete my research on a pair of 18th-century desks and bookcases that reinforce the aesthetic connections between East Asia and the Spanish-American viceroyalties during the colonial period.

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New Books on Dealers and Collectors

New Books on Dealers and Collectors

We review Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880–1940 by Charlotte Vignon and Inside the Head of a Collector: Neuropsychological Forces at Play by Shirley M. Mueller, MD.

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