Eicher's Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion receives Dartmouth Medal
The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Oxford University Press), edited by Joanne B. Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design), has received the 2011 Dartmouth Medal by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The encyclopedia, as well as its online component Berg Fashion Library, was selected for its extensive and outstanding multidisciplinary coverage of dress, fashion ... Read more
Stereotomy, the science of cut solids, is a field of study that connects building technology to the history of Architecture. Deviating from past studies that focused on the art historical implications of stereotomy, the focus of this research is to better understand the true origin of the discipline of stereotomy and the means of its transmission from Europe to America through the lens of Architecture. Three 'late-gothic' masonry vaulting systems in Oaxaca, Mexico have been chosen as the focus for this research. The rib vaults will be documented in both analog and digital format and then studied using three-dimensional modeling.