Popular Art, Architecture, and Design

Country: USA

City: Washington

Abstr. due: 01.10.2018

Dates: 17.04.19 — 20.04.19

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: streb@juniata.eu

Organizers: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

 

The Popular Art, Architecture & Design area is concerned with the aesthetics, the history, and the theory of popular culture in the everyday world of the past, the present, and the future.

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students from a variety of methodologies including Art History, Fine Art, Museum or Curatorial Studies, Architecture, and Industrial/Interior Design are all encouraged to submit.

It is a broad area indeed, so think creatively! At previous conferences the topics have included, but were certainly not limited to, the following: 

  • World Fairs
  • Neon signs
  • Architecture of Tadao Ando
  • Disneyland
  • Edward Durell Stone
  • Sandy Skoglund and Gregory Crewdson’s visions of suburbia
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Kara Walker’s silhouettes
  • Superman and Art Deco
  • Art of Howard Finster
  • Art Environments
  • Place-Inspired Activism
  • Elizabeth Catlett
  • Norman Rockwell’s lost drawings
  • Cold War American Suburban Imaginary
  • Nineteenth-Century Ephemera: Scrapbooks and Trompe l’Oeil Painting
  • Art Nouveau’s Revival in 1960’s Popular Culture
  • Restoration of Charles Lindbergh’s House
  • Kitchen Design in Glass Houses

Conference Web-Site: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1980488/popular-art-architecture-and-design