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Debora Silverman

Distinguished Professor & University of California Presidential Chair in Modern European History, Art and Culture at UCLA

Contact Information

Office  9337 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-5066


Ph.D. Princeton University, 1983

Selected Publications

"Frantz Jourdain, Architect of the French Modern Style," The Encyclopedia of Architects, Macmillan Press.

"Sigmund Freud and Jean-Martin Charcot: Liberal Legacies and the Scope of Psychological Innovations" in Vienna, 1880-1930, L'Apocalypse Joyeuse, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1986.

Selling Culture, Pantheon, 1986.

Amerika halt hof, Rowolt, 1990.

Art Noveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology and Style, U.C. Press, 1989. French translation, 1993.

"Pilgrim's Progress and Vincent Van Gogh's Metier," in M. Bailey, ed., Van Gogh in England, 1992.

"The New Woman, Modernism and the Decorative Arts in Fin-de-Siecle France," in Lynn Hunt, ed., Eroticism and the Body Politic in Modern France, 1990.

"Religious and Social Origins of Van Gogh's Craft Labor," in M. Roth, ed., Rediscovering History, 1994.

"At the Threshold of Symbolism, 1888: Gauguin's Vision After the Sermon and Van Gogh's Sower in Symbolist Europe," Lost Paradise, 1995.

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art, Farrar, Straus & Gireux, 2000

Weaving the Picture: A Life of Vincent van Gogh, in progress