Publications

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

Scrapbooks In American Life, with Susan Tucker, Patricia Buckler, eds. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006).

A collection of essays examining the origins and different uses of scrapbooks through analysis of a variety of albums.  Winner of the Allen G. Noble Book Award for best edited volume on material culture.

“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.

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 This study showcases a selection of previously unpublished images from the historic photo session.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.
Hundertwasser der Maler German language edition, F. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, Germany, 1986; reprinted Otus Verlag, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001.
Julian Stanczak: Decades of Light, State University of New York, Buffalo, Poetry & Rare Book Collection, (co author) 1990.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Taschen Verlag (Cologne, Germany, 1991) editions in German, French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish (Japanese edition in press); abridged edition 1993; Hungarian, 1994; hardcover reprint 1997; second, compact, edition 2003.
Color: Suite In Four Parts, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1993.
"Foreword," What If?: Collected Writings of Paolo Soleri 1986–2000 (Berkeley: Berkeley Hills) 2002.
"William Scharf: History Painter", essay in Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., November 2000 for the exhibition William Scharf: Paintings 1984–2000.
The Dictionary of Art, MacMillan Ltd., London (contributor).
"Introduction," Clyde Lynds New Jersey State Art Museum, March 1993 (and subsequent tour).
The Clouds, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1996.
"From Idea to Matter: 9 Sculptors," [and interview co-authored with Edward Albee] Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, October 2000.
"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.
Arshile Gorky: The Implications of Symbols University of California Press, 1991
"Jochen Seidel," Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, July-August 1995.
"Vincent Pepi," Art Gallery, New York State University at Stony Brook, 1996.
Seymour Lipton: Aspects of Sculpture, Smithsonain Institution Press, 1979.
Notes & Recollections: Jochen Seidel Kompt nach Berlin: Die Ruhr, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, March 1992, tour to: Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle; Raum Trinitatis, Koln, Cologne).
"Merrill Mahaffey: Cue From Manet," Palm Springs Desert Museum, March 2000 (catalog essay).
The Genius of American Painting, Morrow & Co., New York, (co-author), 1973.

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