Gennifer Weisenfeld
  • Gennifer Weisenfeld

  • Professor
  • Art, Art History & Visual Studies
  • 102 East Duke Building
  • Campus Box 90764
  • Phone: (919) 684-6051
  • Fax: (919) 684-4398
  • Specialties

    • Japanese Art
    • Art History
    • Visual Studies/Visual Culture
    • Modern Art
    • History of Photography
    • Design History
    • Visual Culture of Disaster
  • Research Description

    Gennifer Weisenfeld received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Japanese Art History. Her field of research is modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture. Her work explores the impact of Japan's modern sociopolitical transformations on artistic production and practice; the cultural formations of nation and empire building; Japanese modernism; the politics of the avant-garde; the visual culture of disaster; commercial design; and the relationship between high art and popular culture.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1997
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
      • June 2012
      • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award,
      • Duke University,
      • January 2005
      • Millard Meiss Publication Fund,
      • College Art Association,
      • December 2001
  • Selected Publications

      • Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923.
      • Berkeley, University of California Press,
      • Fall, 2012.
      • [web]
      • [Imaging Disaster Flyer]
      • Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1931.
      • Berkeley, University of California Press,
      • 2002.
      • [web]
      • "Japanese Typographic Design and the Art of Letterforms."
      • Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong.
      • Ed. Jerome Silbergeld and Dora C.Y. Ching.
      • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press,
      • 2011.
      • 827-848.
      • [Japanese Typographic Design and the Art of Letterforms]
      • "The Expanding Arts of the Interwar Period."
      • Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000.
      • Ed. J. Thomas Rimer.
      • University of Hawaii Press,
      • 2011.
      • 66-98.
      • [web]
      • "Publicity and Propaganda in 1930s Japan: Modernism as Method."
      • Design Issues
      • 25
      • .4
      • MIT Press,
      • (Fall, 2009)
      • :
      • 13-28.
      • [Publicity and Propaganda]
      • "Selling Shiseido: Japanese Cosmetics Advertising and Design in the Early 20th-Century."
      • 2008.
      • (Visualizing Cultures Website, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
      • [web]
      • "Saigai to Shikaku: Kantō Daishinsai no Shikaku Hyōshō o Megutte” (Disaster and Vision: On the Visual Representations of the Great Kantō Earthquake)."
      • Kioku to Rekishi: Nihon ni okeru Kako no Shikakuka o megutte (Memory and History: Visualising the Past in Japan).
      • Ed. Tano Yasunori.
      • Tokyo:
      • Waseda Daigaku Aizu Yaiichi Kinen Hakubutsukan,
      • 2007.
      • 42-53.
      • [Saigai to Shikaku]
      • "Publicité et propagande dans le Japon des années 1930: Le modernisme comme méthode."
      • La société Japonaise devant la montée du militarisme: Culture populaire et contrôle social dans les années 1930.
      • Ed. Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon.
      • Arles:
      • Editions Philippe Picquier,
      • 2007.
      • 47-70.
      • "Reinscribing Tradition in a Transnational Art World."
      • Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century (Clark Studies in the Visual Arts).
      • Ed. Vishakha Desai.
      • Williamstown, MA:
      • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, MA,
      • 2007.
      • 181-198.
      • [web]
      • [Reinscribing Tradition]
      • "“Women and Words: Two Language Artists in Contemporary Japan."
      • Persistence/Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing.
      • Ed. Jerome Silbergeld and Dora C.Y. Ching.
      • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press,
      • 2006.
      • 59-85.
      • [Women and Words]
      • "‘From Baby’s First Bath’: Kao Soap and Modern Japanese Commercial Design."
      • The Art Bulletin
      • LXXXVI
      • .3
      • (September 2004)
      • :
      • 573-598.
      • [From Baby's First Bath]
      • "Nihon ni okeru shōgyō dezainshi to sono kenkyū (Art History and the Study of Japanese Commercial Design)."
      • Bijutsu Forum
      • 21
      • (2001)
      • :
      • 123-130.
      • "Touring ‘Japan as Museum’: NIPPON and Other Japanese Imperialist Travelogues."
      • Positions
      • .
      • Visual Cultures of Japanese Imperialism.
      • Ed. Gennifer Weisenfeld.
      • 8
      • .3
      • (2000)
      • :
      • 747-793.
      • [Touring Japan as Museum]
      • "Japanese Modernism and Consumerism: Forging the New Artistic Field of Shōgyō Bijutsu."
      • Being Modern in Japan.
      • Ed. Elise Tipton and John Clark.
      • Sydney, Australian Humanities Research Foundation,
      • 2000.
      • 75-98.
      • [Japanese Modernism and Consumerism]
      • "Designing After Disaster: Barrack Decoration and the Great Kanto Earthquake."
      • Japanese Studies
      • 18
      • .3
      • (1998)
      • :
      • 229-246.
      • [Designing After Disaster]
      • "Mavo’s ‘Conscious Constructivism’: Art, Individualism, and Daily Life in Interwar Japan."
      • Art Journal
      • 55
      • .3
      • (1996)
      • :
      • 64-73.
      • [Mavo's Conscious Constructivism]
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  • PhD Students

    • Magdalena Kolodziej