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Nicola Gordon Bowe

Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe is an historian, lecturer and director of the MA Course
in the History of Design and the Applied Arts, NCAD, Dublin (National
University of Ireland). Has held research fellowships at CASVA in
Washington DC, at the Huntington Library, California and from the Guild
of St. George (England) and served on academic, cultural advisory and
examining committees in Ireland, England and Scotland. Represented
Ireland on international UNESCO study group for Art Nouveau
architecture. An Hon Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass
Painters, she has written and lectured widely on late 19th and 20th
century decorative arts, compiled exhibition catalogues and contributed
to e.g. Country Life, Apollo, Journal of the Decorative and Propaganda
Arts, Antiques, Journal of the British Society of Master Glass
Painters, Craft Arts International, Journal of the Decorative Arts
Society, Journal of the Stained Glass Association of America, Studies
in the Decorative Arts, The Journal of Design History, Crafts, Irish
Arts Review and the Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, etc.

Recent book contributions include Women Designing; Redefining Design
and Britain between the Wards (ed. J. Seddon & S. Worden, Brighton,
1994); The Substance of Style: Perspectives on the American Arts and
Crafts Movement (ed. B. Denker, Winterthur, 1996); Obscure Objects of
Desire: Reviewing the crafts in the twentieth century (ed. Tanya
Harrod, London 1997); Irish Furniture (ed. B. Austen, London 2001); Art
in Central Europe around 1900 and Vernacular Art and Architecture in
Central Europe (both ed. Jacek Purchla, Krakow 1999 and 2002); The
Artists Colony of Godollo 1901-1920 (ed. K. Geller, Budapest 2003).
Books include Harry Clarke – His Graphic Art (1983), The Life and Work
of Harry Clarke (1989), A Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (ed. and
co-author) (1988), Art and the National Dream; the Search for
Vernacular Expression in Turn-of-the-Century Art, Architecture and
Design (ed. and contributor) (1993) and The Arts and Crafts Movements
in Dublin and Edinburgh (with E.S. Cumming) (1998); contributing
editor, Macmillan Dictionary of Art and Encyclopaedia of Ireland
(2003). Contributor to forthcoming anthologies on The Twentieth Century
Book in Ireland (ed. C. Hutton, Dublin), The Honan Chapel, Cork (ed. V.
Teehan, Cork) and The Irish Book (OUP), and to the Journal of the
Decorative Arts Society’s special Arts and Crafts issue. Currently
preparing a book on Ulster-born stained glass and graphic artist,
Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955).









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