Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"An Introduction to the History of Scrapbooks," with Susan Tucker and Patricia Buckler, in Katherine Ott, Susan Tucker, and Patricia Buckler, eds., Scrapbooks in American Life  (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006): 1-25.

An overview of the antecedents to scrapbooks and analysis of different ways of using them as primary sources.

"Disability and the Practice of Public History: An Introduction," in The Public Historian, v. 27, no. 2 (Spring 2005), pp. 11-24.
The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, with Richard Avedon. New York: CollinsDesign, 2007.

No family has captured the fascination of the American public like the Kennedys. In 1961, acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon of Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed president-elect John F. Kennedy and his young family. This study showcases a selection of previously unpublished images from the historic photo session. Avedon donated more than 200 photographs and negatives to the Museum in 1966, complementing the Museum’s 1962 acquisition of Jackie Kennedy’s inaugural gown.

“Local Photographers in the National Collection,” with Michelle Delaney in History of Photography Journal, vol. 24, no. 1, Spring (2000), pp. 63–64.
“Frith’s Fabulous Photography,” DIG November/December (2004), vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 26–27.

Illustrated article about how Englishman Francis Frith made and sold photographs of Egypt’s historic relics and sites in the 1860s. DIG is a children’s archeology magazine.

“Things Panoramic,” Panorama, November (2003).

Illustrated article about panorama cameras and photographs in the Photographic History Collection.

“Process and 3-D Materials, National Museum of American History,” History of Photography, vol. 24, no. 1, Spring (2000), pp. 37–41.

Discusses photographs and equipment in the Photographic History Collection related to process and 3-D photography, especially as it connects to advertising and photojournalism, from 1840s-1960s.

“Coming into Focus,” Footsteps, January/February (2005) vol. 7, no.1, pp. 37–41.

Illustrated article about how daguerreotypes are made, and mentions African-American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington. Footsteps is a children’s magazine about African American history, this particular issue focuses on African American inventors.

Seymour Lipton: Aspects of Sculpture, Smithsonain Institution Press, 1979.
The Dictionary of Art, MacMillan Ltd., London (contributor).
The Genius of American Painting, Morrow & Co., New York, (co-author), 1973.
The Clouds, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1996.
Manet's Contemplation at the Gare St. Lazare, University of California Press, 1987; paperback 1991.
"The Uses of Obscurity", in Still Working, the New School for Social Research, NY, 1994 and subsequent tour: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; IBM Gallery, N.Y., etc.
"Merrill Mahaffey: Cue From Manet," Palm Springs Desert Museum, March 2000 (catalog essay).
Paul Manship, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
"Jochen Seidel," Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, July-August 1995.
"Lester Johnson: The Secret in Plain Sight" Catalog essay, Provinceton Art Museum, Massachusetts, June 2001.
"Phil Curtis," American Dreamer (New York: Hudson Hills Press), Contributor, 1999.
"Vincent Pepi," Art Gallery, New York State University at Stony Brook, 1996.
"The Art of New York's Jews: A Delicate Lesson" catalog essay in Transformations: Jew and Modernity Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, University of Pennsyvlania Press, April 2001.
Notes & Recollections: Jochen Seidel Kompt nach Berlin: Die Ruhr, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, March 1992, tour to: Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle; Raum Trinitatis, Koln, Cologne).
"Foreword," What If?: Collected Writings of Paolo Soleri 1986–2000 (Berkeley: Berkeley Hills) 2002.
Hundertwasser der Maler German language edition, F. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, Germany, 1986; reprinted Otus Verlag, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001.
"Introduction," Clyde Lynds New Jersey State Art Museum, March 1993 (and subsequent tour).

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