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  • Main Title Feminist Design Methodology: Considering the Case of Maria Kipp


  • Author: Lawrence, Anne
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Way, Jennifer
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Gleeson, Larry
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Mayer, Melinda
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2003-12
  • Digitized: 2003-11-27


  • English


  • Content Description: This thesis uses the work and career of the textile designer Maria Kipp to stage a prolegomena concerning how to write about a female designer active during the middle of the twentieth century. How can design historians incorporate new methodologies in the writing of design history? This thesis explores the current literature of feminist design history for solutions to the potential problems of the traditional biography and applies these to the work and career of Kipp. It generates questions concerning the application of methodologies, specifically looking at a biographical methodology and new methodologies proposed by feminist design historians. Feminist writers encourage scholarship on unknown designers, while also they call for a different kind of writing and methodology. The goal of this thesis is to examine how these new histories are written and in what ways they might inspire the writing of Kipp into design history.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Kipp, Maria, 1900-1988 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Textile design -- United States -- History.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Women textile designers -- United States -- History.
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: methodology
  • Keyword: feminist


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Lawrence, Anne
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 54479161
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5538


  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Art History
  • Academic Department: School of Visual Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas