School of Art and Design
A painterly performance of politeness: Jean-Étienne Liotard’s "Still Life: Tea Set" and identity in eighteenth-century England (2015-12-10)This thesis explores how Jean-Etienne Liotard’s 1783 painting, Still Life: Tea Set, functioned within its eighteenth-century context. Rather than considering the image as an academic exercise, depiction of the chinoiserie ...
The intersections of forest schooling and a public school: an intrinsic case study of a Vermont kindergarten (2015-12-07)The purpose of this study was to understand how and why one public kindergarten classroom in Vermont is using forest schooling as part of its curriculum. The school was purposefully selected for its unique methods – a ...
(2015-11-03)El Grupo Excusado, a graffiti collective that emerged between 2002 and 2003, introduced stencil into the street art community of Bogotá, Colombia, and emerged as innovators of a style that exposed the relationship between ...
(2015-07-06)Influenced by the ideas of Richard Florida and other Western theorists, China has recently been enthusiastically establishing creative districts in response to its booming, creative economy. Tianzifang, a 70-year-old ...
(2015-06-25)This study examines the architectural patronage of the Komnenodoukai in Epiros and the Grand Komnenoi in Trebizond during the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. The main focus is on churches and monasteries ...