A History of New England Puritan Art


Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art


History of Art and Architecture


This study explores the relation between "technometry" and the theorization of art by English and American Puritan intellectuals; defines a vocabulary derived from period texts and objects (to construct a historical semantics) for understanding New England Puritan art; explicates the ideology of Christic imitation as it undergirds the conceptualization, production, and consumption of art for New England Puritans; and analyzes the centrality of ideas of building and planting (i.e. of edification) to Puritan art-making.