David Raizman

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA  19104

(215)-895-1622 – email: david.raizman@drexel.edu

 

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Pittsburgh, 1980.  Dissertation: "The Later Morgan Beatus and Late Romanesque Illumination in Spain", advisor:  John Williams.

  • Master of Arts, Art History, University of Pittsburgh, 1975.

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, major in art history, University of Pittsburgh, 1973.

Professional Work Experience

  • April 2013 to present, Distinguished University Professor, Art & Art History, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • July 2010 to March 2013– Professor and Head, Media Arts Department, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • December 2005 to June 2010 – Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • September 2004 to December 2005 – Professor and Interim Dean, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • September 2000 to August 2004 -  Professor and Associate Dean, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA  

  • May 1999 to September 2000 -  Professor and Interim Dean, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • September 1997 to April 1999 -  Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA  

  • September 1989 to July 1996 - Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Fashion and Visual Studies, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

  • September 1985/7 to August 1989 - Assistant/Associate Professor and Chairman, Art Department, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

  • September 1980 to August 1985 - Assistant Professor, Art Department, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

 

Courses Taught

  • ARTH 101             History of Art: Prehistoric through Middle Ages

  • ARTH 103             History of Modern Art

  • ARTH 300             History of Modern Design

  • ARTH 530             History of Modern Design (graduate)

  • VSCM 350            History of Twentieth-Century Graphic Design

  • ARTH 399             Independent Study in Design History; Art History

  • UNIV 241              Great Works Symposium: Design (Spring 2007)

  • UNIV 101              University (Freshmen) Seminar

  • PROD 101           History and Analysis of Product Design (team-taught with Prof. Michael Glaser)

 

Publications

  • Exhibition Review, “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939,” Design and Culture, in press (due June, 2013)
  • Article, "Giuseppe Ferrari's Carved Cabinet for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition: Presentation Furniture in the Cultural Context of World's Fairs," West 86th Street,volume 20, no. 1, 62-91

  • Essay,“The Oxford University Press Museum and Archive” essay for “sites designers should see” section, Design and Culture, volume 3, issue 3, November, 2011, 379-382

  • Exhibition Review, “Why Design Now? National Design Triennial,” Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, May 14, 2010 – January 9, 2011, Design and Culture, vol. 3, no. 2, June, 2011, 250-254

  • Book, History of Modern Design, 2nd edition, (revised and expanded) London, Laurence King, and New Jersey, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2010

  • Book Review: Alex Coles, ed., Design and Art. Documents of Contemporary Art series. London, Whitechapel Ventures, and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007, Design and Culture, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2009, 151-155

  • Book, Raizman, David, and Gorman, Carma, eds., Objects, Audiences, and Literature: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2007; paperback edition printed 2009

  • Book review, Philippe Araguas, Brique et architecture dans l’Espagne médiévale: XIIe-XVe siècle, Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2003, Speculum, vol. 81, no. 3, July 2006, 802-803.

  • Article, “Piety, Patronage, and Production at Las Huelgas: New Observations on the Later Morgan Beatus (M. 429)”, Church, State, Vellum, and Stone: Essays on Medieval Spain in Honor of John Williams, Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2005, 235-273.

  • Chapter, “The Later Beatus (M.429) in the Morgan Library: Description, Function, Style, and Provenance”, Estudio del Manuscrito del Beato de Las Huelgas M.429, Valencia, Scriptorium S.A., 2005, 207-236 (study volume accompanying facsimile edition of the manuscript).

  • Book,  History of Modern Design, London, Laurence King, and New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 2004

  • Entries, "Ecclesiastical Architecture"; "Military Architecture"; "Civil Architecture"; entries for Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia, ed. E. Michael Gerli, 102-109, London and New York, Routledge, 2002.

  • Article, "The Church of Santa Cruz and the Beginnings of Mudejar Architecture in Toledo", Gesta, XXXVIII/2, 1999, 128-141.

  • Article, "A Rediscovered Illuminated Manuscript of St. Ildefonsus's De Virginitate Beatae Mariae in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid", Gesta, XXVI/1, 1987, 37-46.

  • Chapter, Corpus de la pintura románica hispánica. El Cristo de la Luz, Barcelona, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Servicio de Publicaciones, 1984 (series discontinued).

 

Academic Conference Presentations and invited Lectures (selected)

  • “From World’s Fair to Museum: Gain and Loss in the Display of 19th Century Presentation Furniture,” Comité international d’histoire de l’art Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, July 2012 (also to be published by the CIHA)

  • “World's Fairs to Contemporary Trade Shows: Design, Progress, and Politics," The Wolfsonian/FIU, invited guest lecture, May, 2012

  • “World’s Fairs and the Renaissance Revival in Furniture, 1851-1878,” Exhibiting the Renaissance, College Art Association Conference, New York, February, 2011

  • “NASAD and Design History: From Recommendation to Reality,” annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Cincinnati, OH, October 14-16, 2011

  • Respondent for “Persuasive Matter: Visual Rhetoric and the Special Eloquence of Design Artifacts,” session at Design History Society Conference, Hertfordshire, UK, September, 2009

  •  “The Design History Survey: Finding Common Ground in an Age of the Marginal,” Design: History and Identity. Second International Conference on Historical Studies in Design, Universitá Iuav, Venice, Italy, September, 2008 (invited speaker), sponsored by Università Iuav di Venezia

  • “At the Crossroads: Perspectives on Contemporary Design”. Invited visiting scholar/artist lecture series at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), Columbus, Ohio, April, 2008.

  • "Exploring Furniture in the Later 19th Century: Design, Manufacture, and Audience", invited guest lecture at the Preservation Society of Newport, Newport, R.I., September, 2007 in conjunction with a tour of the Château sur Mer historic mansion

  • "Prayer, Piety, and Patronage at Las Huelgas: The Apocalypse Then and There", invited guest lecture at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, May, 2007 in conjunction with an exhibition of medieval illuminated Apocalypse manuscripts

  • “Dinner with Dante: Fine and Applied Art in Nineteenth Century Presentation Furniture”, Association Art Historians annual conference, Belfast, Ireland, April 2007

  • “Morgan M. 429 and Las Huelgas: Piety, Prayer, and Patronage”, Royal Patronage in Medieval Spain, Thirty-ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2004.

  • “Observations on the Later Beatus Manuscript (M. 429) in the Morgan Library”, Court and Monastery in Medieval Spain: A Symposium in Honor of John Williams, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Texas, October 18-19, 2002.

  • "Toledo and the Reconquest: Issues in the Study of Mudejar Art and Architecture", The Reconquest from an Art Historical Perspective, Thirty-first International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 1996.

  • "Art and Architecture in Toledo: 1085-1248", Physical and Ideological Landscapes of Medieval Iberia, Twenty-ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 1994.

  • "Late Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Century Transformations in the Art of Medieval Spain", Encounters of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Communities in the Middle Ages, College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL, February 1992.

 

Session Organizer and Chair

  • "Teaching Design History Seminar," annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Milwaukee, WI, October 11, 2012

  • “Design History and Design Education: General and Specialized Approaches and Content, ” annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Seattle, WA, October, 2011

  • “Teaching Design History: Fulfilling the Mandate,” annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Cincinnati, Ohio, October 14-15, 2010

  • “Reading, Writing, and Consuming Design: Commodities and Their Reception in Literature”, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February, 2005.

  • "The Mediterranean Basin: Meeting Place of Different Cultural Traditions - Art", XX International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1985.

 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Distinguished University Professor, as of May, 2013
  • Harold M. Myers Award for Outstanding Service, Drexel University, 2011

  • Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, Visiting Fellow, research related to 19th-century furniture and world’s fairs, October, 2009

  • Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Research Support Grant, September 2009

  • Sabbatical Leave, Fall and Winter terms, 2009-2010, Drexel University, to conduct research on 19th-century furniture and world’s fairs 1851-1889; also to complete work on the 2nd edition of History of Modern Design

  • Dean’s Research Grant, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Summer 2007, to study and research nineteenth-century presentation furniture in London

  • Sabbatical Leave, Fall and Winter terms, 2002-2003, Drexel University, to complete work on the History of Modern Design and prepare paper for the SMU Symposium in honor of John Williams.

  • Teaching-Learning Grant, Drexel University, spring 1996, “On-line Images and Course Materials for the History of Modern Design (ARTH 300)”. Proposal to develop a Webpage for this course which had no appropriate textbook – was in use 1997-2003.

  • Annual Alumni Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh Department of Fine Arts, April 1989

  • Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities institute, "Frontier Society in the Land of Three Religions: Medieval Spain before the Discovery of America" Fordham University under the direction of Professor Joseph F. O'Callaghan, summer 1987.

 

Other Teaching Lectures; Reviews

  • “The History of Design as a Teaching Resource,” invited guest lecture for the Education Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s program for K-12 teachers, July, 2009

  • “Modernism, International Modernism, and Postmodernism”, invited guest lecture for the History of Industrial Design course and speaker series, Industrial Design Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, May, 2005.

  • "The History of Modern Design and the Canon of Art History", Guest lecture/book signing sponsored by University Relations and the Magnificent Minds Series at Drexel University, Westphal Picture Gallery, March, 2004.

  • “Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture”, exhibition review, Newsletter, Design History Society (DHS), April, 2003

  • “The Iconography of Santa Claus”, guest lecture presented to the Great Works Symposium on Christmas, Drexel University, Fall 2001

  • "Islamic Art and Architecture in the Middle Ages", guest lecture presented to Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Values course , Drexel University, Winter 1996

  • "The Islamic Presence in Spain During the Middle Ages (711-1492): Art, Politics, Religion", Guest Lecture presented to The Year 1492 at Home and Abroad course, Drexel University, Fall, 1994

 

Professional Organizations

  • College Art Association (CAA)

  • International Center for Medieval Art (ICMA)

  • Design History Society (DHS)

  • Design Studies Forum (DSF)

  • National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), Institutional Representative

  • Editorial Board Design & Culture

Service (selected)

National

  • Member, Finance Committee, International Center for Medieval Art (ICMA)
  • Institutional Representative for the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to NASAD (responsible for accreditation reports to and communication with national office, including site visits; oversight of annual submission of institutional data (Higher Education in the Arts Data Survey – HEADS)
  • Reviewed session proposals for the Design Studies Forum (DSF), an affiliated organization of the College Art Association
  • Editorial Board for Design and Culture, Berg Publishers
  • External reviewer for tenure candidates – summer 2005 (University of Arizona; Virginia Commonwealth University), summer 2006 (the Pennsylvania State University); summer 2007 (Rutgers University), summer 2008 (Parsons the New School for Design), summer 2010 (Alfred University, New York)
  • Career Mentor, College Art Association annual conferences (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, ongoing)