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Grindstaff, Beverly K.

Asst Professor,  Art & Design

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-4394

Office Hours
Spring 2007: T/12.00-2.00; W/10.00-12.00pm; R/12.00-1.00pm


I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles where I studied under Albert Boime and Donald Preziosi. My areas of specialization are Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art of Europe and America, with an emphasis on Germany from 1800 through 1945, and Critical Theory. I have presented papers and published on topics including Deutscher Werkbund theory and practice, the official aesthetics of National Socialist Germany and Soviet Russia, programs of national cohesiveness promoted by Depression-era Fine Arts Section murals, and the construction of ethno-national identity at the World's Fairs. A common theme unifying my work is the construction of identity through the aesthetic formats of the fine arts, popular culture, design, the museum, and formal theories of aesthetics.