fine arts department
Ph.D. Boston University, 1998
Devlin Hall 423
Fields of Interest
19th and 20th century American Painting, Sculpture, and Photography; 19th and 20th century European Painting, Sculpture, and Photography; German and American Expressionism; Eastern Influences on Western Art.
While teaching a variety of courses on the art of 19th and 20th century America and Europe, Professor Bookbinder has focused on the relationship between imagery and the search for personal and group identities in the modern age. Her book Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism as Alternative Modernism, explores the efforts of young painters to find their identities in Boston's Germanic immigrant community in the first half of the 20th century. She has also curated exhibitions on Boston painters and on American and German industrial photography at the Boston University Art Gallery, on contemporary Spanish painting and sculpture at the Walter Grossman Gallery of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and on American landscape painting at the McMullen Art Museum of Boston College.
"First-Hand Drawings and Printed Engravings" in America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th. Anniversaries, Edward Ayers (ed.), American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities (in press).
First Hand: Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection (Chestnut Hill, MA: McMullen Museum of Art, 2009).
Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism as Alternative Modernism (Hanover, NH and London: University Press of New England, 2005).
"Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism in the 1940s" in The Visionary Decade: New Voices in Art in 1940s Boston. Boston: Boston University Art Gallery, 2002.
In a Perfect World: Bermuda in the Context of American Landscape Painting. Chestnut Hill, MA: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2002.
"David Aronson: Artist Warrior" in David Aronson: New Work. Boston: Pucker Gallery, 1999.
"The Weimar Bauhaus" in Paul Bookbinder, Weimar Germany: The Republic of the reasonable. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1996.
"'Its Broakin Machines They Aint Moving': Contemporary Industrial Photography" in Kim Sichel, From Icon to Irony: German and American Industrial Photography. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.
"Margaret Sutermeister" in Kim Sichel, Black Boston. Boston: Boston University Art Gallery, 1994.
Margaret Sutermeister: Chronicling Seen and Unseen Worlds, 1894-1909. Milton, MA: Milton Historical Society, 1993.
Creative Dialogues: Multi-Media Communications. Canton, MA: Codex Corp., 1986.