Katherine Kuenzli’s New Book Published by Getty Research Institute

Katherine Kuenzli is Professor of Art History and German Studies at Wesleyan. Her research and teaching focuses on European and American modernism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics of special interest include art and politics, constructions of the total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk), interrelationships between modern painting, architecture, and design, boundaries between public and private spheres, formulations of international and cosmopolitan cultures, progressive art education; and museums, their history and public.

Her publications include two monographs, The Nabis and Intimate Modernism (Routledge, 2010) and Henry van de Velde: Designing Modernism (Yale University Press, 2019), which was awarded a Furthermore Grant in Publishing. Her third book, Henry van de Velde: Selected Essays, 1889–1914, is a scholarly edition and translation undertaken with translator Elizabeth Tucker. In October of 2022, it was published by the Getty Research Institute. The book is available for purchase at this link. Check it out!

Future projects include a study of the Belgian Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair and its subsequent reconstruction on the campus of Virginia Union University, with collaborators Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Bryan Clark Green, and a study of Anni Albers’s contributions to twentieth-century art. In fact, she is currently a research fellow at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut!

Please join me in congratulating Professor Kuenzli on her new book!



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