Current 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

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
current
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
Visiting Scholar
Department of Art History and Visual Culture, Bard College
Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture