Research and Publications


Books (refereed)

Henry van de Velde: Selected Essays, 18891914. Edited and introduced by Katherine Kuenzli. Translated by Elizabeth Tucker. The Getty Research Institute, 2022. 392 pages, 7 x 10 in.

Henry van de Velde: Designing Modernism. Yale University Press, 2019. 240 pages, 8 ½ x 11in. Awarded a Furthermore Grant in Publishing.

The Nabis and Intimate Modernism: Painting and the Decorative at the Fin-de-Siècle. Ashgate/Routledge, 2010. 332 pages, 6 4/5 x 9 3/5 in.

Reviewed in: The Burlington Magazine, caa reviews, Choice (highly recommended), French Studies, French History, The French Review, H-France, La Revue de l’art, Sehepunkte, La Tribune de l’art, West 86th


Articles (refereed)

“The Birth of the Modernist Art Museum: The Folkwang as Gesamtkunstwerk.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 72, no. 4 (December 2013): 503–29.

“Architecture, Individualism, and Nation: Henry van de Velde’s 1914 Werkbund Theater Building.” The Art Bulletin 94, no. 2 (June 2012): 251–73.

“Aesthetics and Cultural Politics in the Age of Dreyfus: Maurice Denis’s Homage to Cézanne.Art History, vol. 30, no. 5 (November 2007), 683–711.


Chapters in volumes (refereed)

“The ‘Primitive’ and the Modern in the Blue Rider Almanac and the Folkwang Museum.” In German Expressionism: Der Blaue Reiter and its Legacies. Edited by Dorothy C. Price, 51–74. Manchester University Press, 2020.

“Educating the Gesamtkunstwerk: Henry van de Velde and Art School Reform, 1900–14.” In The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art: Henry van de Velde and the Legacy of a Modern Concept. Edited by Carsten Ruhl, Chris Dähne, and Rixt Hoekstra, 24–40. Berlin: Jovis, 2015.

“Intimate Modernism: The Nabis, Symbolist Theater, and the Gesamtkunstwerk.” In Art, History and the Senses 1830 to the present. Edited by Patrizia Di Bello and Gabriel Koureas, 67–82. Ashgate/Routledge, 2010.


Chapters in exhibition catalogues

“Theorizing the Nabis: Julius Meier-Graefe and the Making of a Modern Aesthetic.” In Bonnard to Vuillard, The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life: The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant. Edited by Elsa Smithgall, 30–47. Washington DC: Phillips Collection, 2019. 9 ½ x 11 ½ in.

“Expanding the Boundaries of Modern Art: The Blue Rider, Parisian Modernism, and Henri Rousseau.” In Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Edited by Timothy O. Benson, 62–69. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2014.


Review Essays (commissioned and refereed)

“Techno-Optimism at Mid-Century. Review of Mark Wigley, Konrad Wachsman’s Television: Post-architectural Transmissions. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2020. 400 pp., Architectural Histories, Reviews Fall 2021 (1240 words,

Review of Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman eds. Bauhaus 19191933. Museum of Modern Art, 2009. 344 pages; Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, and Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Bauhaus A Conceptual Model. Hatje Cantz, 2009. 376 pages; Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ulrike Ackermann and Ulrike Bestgen eds. Das Bauhaus kommt aus Weimar. Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2009. 380 pages, in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (June 2011): 247–50.

Review of Henri Dorra. The Symbolism of Paul Gauguin: Erotica, Exotica, and the Great Dilemmas of Humanity. University of California Press, 2007. 361pp., in, 2009 (1673 words).

“Painting and Memory in the Career of Édouard Vuillard,” a review of Edouard Vuillard, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and its catalogue, Guy Cogeval ed. Edouard Vuillard. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Art, 2003, in

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, vol. 3, no. 1 (Spring 2004) (7822 words,