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Past Member

Olga Bush

Funding provided by the Ruth Stanton Foundation Fund

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Islamic Art and Architecture

Home Institution

Vassar College
From
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Olga Bush is working on a study of zoos, gardens, and the simulations of mechanical sculpture that complicated the boundary between the animate and inanimate in the medieval Islamic Mediterranean. It forms part of a larger work on the visual culture of al-Andalus in light of the environmental turn.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
Fall

Degrees

New York University
Ph.D.
2006

Honors

2013-14
Invited Guest Faculty Scholar, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max Planck-Institut
2019
Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), finalist for the College Art Association Charles Rufus Morey Book Award
2019
Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), honorable mention, Eleanor Tufts Book Award, American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies
2011-12
Invited Guest Faculty Scholar, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max Planck-Institut

Appointments

Vassar College
2012
Visiting Scholar
Department of Art History and Visual Culture, Bard College
2017–2019
Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture