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A SYMPHONY OF COLOR [THEORY] IN MARY GARTSIDE’S ESSAY ON LIGHT AND SHADE

By Joseph Litts, WPAMC Class of 2020 Winterthur is very lucky to have a copy of Mart Gartside’s An Essay on Light and Shade on Colors and Composition in General. Printed in London in 1805, Light and Shade is gorgeous and fascinating. As she describes in the opening pages, Mary Gartside was a drawing teacher, frequently frustrated [...]

By |2019-12-05T21:27:02+00:00December 5th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

SPELLBOUND IN SPITALFIELDS: HAWKSMOOR’S CHRIST CHURCH

By James Kelleher, WPAMC Class of 2020 Fortunately for all of us, buildings don’t melt into air after they’re well studied. They continue to leave an impression on those who encounter them. Sometimes the impressions are shrugged off and easily forgotten, like the corner store or boilerplate apartment complexes. Sometimes, though, a building is [...]

By |2019-12-05T21:26:26+00:00December 5th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: SIGNATURE QUILTS AND THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS

By Emily Whitted, WPAMC Class of 2020 Catching a historical object in a state of incompleteness is rare: it seems counter-intuitive to preserve something that technically isn’t finished, especially when its original maker isn’t around to complete it. When trying to determine which object in Winterthur’s collection I should choose to spend serious quality [...]

By |2019-12-05T20:28:41+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOING TO CHURCH: DOCUMENTATION

By Elizabeth Palms, WPAMC Class of 2020 Two Fellows and I took to the drafting boards as part of our elective, Documentation of Historic Structures. Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Center for Historic Architecture & Design (CHAD), this course afforded my classmates and me the incredible opportunity to conduct architectural history fieldwork once [...]

By |2019-09-23T20:38:41+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A BAKERY FOR THE MODERN WOMEN OF 1930s WILMINGTON

By Kate Budzyn, WPAMC Class of 2019 In preparation for an upcoming student-curated exhibition on shop interiors at Winterthur, each student researched a set of photographs from the Delaware Historical Society’s collection of historic images of local shop interiors. I was assigned to a gorgeous, Hopper-esque set of 1930s black-and-white images of Federal Bake [...]

By |2019-08-21T20:03:17+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NATIONAL CYLINDER WELDING GOGGLES

By Elizabeth Humphrey, WPAMC Class of 2019 While browsing the shelves and glass cases at The Annex on Second, I noticed a bright red “National Goggles” box nestled next to mourning pendants, hair-work jewelry, and velvet gloves. Molly, the store’s proprietor, mentioned that she had found the goggles in her grandfather’s workshop. When I [...]

By |2019-08-21T20:01:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FROM THE GROPIUS HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE

By Carrie Greif, WPAMC Class of 2019 By the time the Northern trip rolled around, I was deep in the thick of researching modernism in America for my upcoming thesis project on the previously undocumented mid-century modern furniture collection at Winterthur. I’d been cycling through a slew of influential texts that herald the philosophical [...]

By |2019-08-21T19:19:49+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments