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Amy Ogata

Professor of Art History

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E-mail: amyogata@usc.edu
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Biographical Sketch

Amy F. Ogata's research explores the history of modern European and American architecture, design and material culture. Her book Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America (Minnesota, 2013) historicizes the idea of childhood creativity, and shows how material goods such as toys, playrooms, playgrounds, books, schools, and even museums produced for the American baby boom participated actively in forming the notion of the creative child after World War II. A short book on the British toy and graphic designer Fredun Shapur appeared also appeared 2013, and a co-edited volume accompanying the traveling exhibition Swedish Wooden Toys was published in 2014. Her first book was on architecture and design in turn-of-the-century Belgium, Art Nouveau and the Social Vision of Modern Living: Belgian Artists in a European Context (Cambridge, 2001). Ogata is currently working on a study of metal and the metallic in Second Empire France.
 

Education

Ph.D. Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 1996
M.A. Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 1992
A.B. Art History, Smith College, 1987
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 2013-2014   
Associate Professor , The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, 2004-2013  
Assistant Professor, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, 1998-2004  
 

Publications

Book

Ogata, A. F., Weber, S. (2014). Swedish Wooden Toys. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Ogata, A. F. (2013). Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Ogata, A. F. (2013). Fredun Shapur: Playing with Design. Paris: Editions Piqpoq.
Ogata, A. F. (2001). Art Nouveau and the Social Vision of Modern Living: Belgian Artists in a European Context. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
 
 
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