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    • I Wish for an Animal: a multiplayer mixed-reality game about wildlife conservation 

      Ghassemian, Shaghayegh
      -Last night the Sheikh went all around the city, lamp in hand, crying, “I am weary of beast and devil, I wish for a man.”- This verse is part of a long poem by Rumi, the Persian Sufi poet of 13th century. As a name for ...
    • The identical synthronos Trinity: representation, ritual and power in the Spanish Americas 

      Storey, Ann Elizabeth (1997)
      This dissertation examines the origin and meaning of the Trinity represented as three enthroned (synthronos), identical men. Although banned by the Vatican in 1623 and 1745, it was used in the Spanish Americas until the ...
    • Indigenizing Southern California Indian Basket Studies: Unpacking Issues of "Mission" and "Tradition" 

      Chavez, Yve (2012-09-13)
      This thesis provides a much needed examination of early and contemporary basket weaving practices in Southern California from an indigenous perspective and through an art historical lens. It deconstructs outdated ...
    • Interdisciplinary Visual Arts 

      Freeman, Joseph Allen
      University of Washington Abstract Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Joseph A. Freeman Jr. Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Chair + Professor Ellen Garvens Photomedia This thesis paper explores the dynamics of how matter ...
    • An International Firebrand: Germano Celant's Role as Radical Critic, Innovative Curator and Contemporary Art Historian 

      Auz, Lucienne Dorrance
      Within the field of contemporary Western art history, the careers and influence of professional art critics have attracted serious scholarly attention. The work of critics whose activities encompass an international range ...
    • J. Doe: Placeholders for the Unidentified 

      Mangiaruga, Morgan
      “And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection, I, your glass, Will modestly discover to yourself That of yourself which you yet know not of.” -Shakespeare How am I reflected in the objects I create? ...
    • Japanese/American architecture: a century of cultural exchange 

      Min, Myungkee (1999)
      Traditional Japanese architecture has had a significant impact on the development of both the physical forms and the underlying principles of American design. Much has been written about this Japanese influence, but only ...
    • THE JOY IS IN THE PATTERN 

      Adams, Maria Rose
      My thesis project explores the use of carefully orchestrated, patterned paintings depicting domestic interiors with bold, flat, layered planes of color, repeated motifs, and a shallow sense of space. Pattern is everywhere ...
    • Ktētōr and Synthesis: Epigrams, Miniatures, and Authorship in the Leo Bible 

      Eldridge, Kelsey Marie
      The Leo Bible (Rome, Vat. Reg. Gr. 1) is an illuminated Old Testament produced in Byzantium during the mid-tenth century. Presented as a gift to a monastery of St. Nicholas by Leo Sakellarios, a court eunuch and palace ...
    • Late Surrealist Exhibitions and the Question of the Neo-Avant-Garde 

      Harvey, Sarah Elizabeth (2013-07-25)
      This thesis seeks to extend the critical discussion of Surrealism and its exhibitions into the post-war period to resist the popular notion that Surrealism died with World War II or with American exile. Two post-war American ...
    • Learning by Making 

      Rollins, Adriel (2013-07-25)
      Abstract Industrial Design education must always endeavor to close the gap between academic experience and vocational relevance. To this end, students are trained how to use the latest tools available to the design community, ...
    • Leopoldo Méndez, revolutionary art, and the Mexican print: in service of the people 

      Caplow, Deborah (1999)
      This dissertation situates the Mexican printmaker, Leopoldo Mendez (1902--1969), as a leading member of the Mexican art world of the twentieth century, revealing his central role in Mexican art and politics. His significance ...
    • Living on Death 

      Gress, David
      My work pertains to notions of documentary. The slaughterhouse and events that transpire within constitute the untouched, given center of my work. Within these limits I am free to interpret, recreate and compose such ...
    • Living on Death 

      Gress, David
      My work pertains to notions of documentary. The slaughterhouse and events that transpire within constitute the untouched, given center of my work. Within these limits I am free to interpret, recreate and compose such ...
    • MakeReady Initiative: A Service Dedicated to Designers and Their Creative Potential 

      Steinem, Abigail Rose
      Designers are found all over the United States: From large, urban settings (such as Seattle) to smaller, more isolated settings, such as my hometown back in Indiana. Through my research I discovered that professional ...
    • Makzin: Identifying Design Practices In Tablet Magazines 

      Trinnaman, Brad
      The practice of editorial design has been continually refining itself as an effective communication method of visual story telling for the last 200 years. In print, magazines are designed in a way that gives readers a ...
    • Manifestations of cultural hybridity in Yosa Buson's Bunjinga: interpretations of eighteenth-century Japanese paintings 

      Mintz, Robert (Robert Michael) (2002)
      This dissertation examines Yosa Buson's (1716--1783) dated paintings of the literati style. Buson's paintings act a visual record of the cultural hybridity the artist gradually developed through his embrace of Chinese and ...
    • Memex and Beyond: A Design Trajectory from Vannevar Bush's Memex 

      Park, Haeree
      This project revisits memex, a hypothetical knowledge-storage device that Vannevar Bush proposed in 1945 and traces its trajectory in the perspective of interaction design. While the pursuit of memex from a technological ...
    • Memory, Space and Light 

      Xie, Xinchen
      My thesis project explores ideas of space and light. It relates to my experience of growing up in a big city. Architectural structures play a vital role in the project. I create a personal space that contains memory and ...
    • Objects of Heaven and Earth: Thaumaturgy & Representation in Quattrocento Italy 

      Eagles, Lane Michelle (2013-07-25)
      In fifteenth-century Florence, the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata housed thousands of wax sculptures, all created in response to a single fresco located on the interior wall of the nave. This painting, known as the ...