Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson studies and teaches the history of modern design. He has written on topics including exhibitions, color theory, Sigmund Freud’s office and the mass-marketing of furniture. Articles and reviews have appeared in the journals West 86th, Centropa, Journal of Design History and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide and in books including Design Dialogue: Jews, Culture and Viennese Modernism (Vienna, 2018), Making Home: The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Reform of Everyday Life (New Haven, 2018), Klimt und der Ringstrasse (Vienna, 2015) and Performance, Fashion, and the Modern Interior (Oxford, 2011). He has lectured recently in China, Greece and the UK and spent a semester as a Fulbright Fellow at the Sigmund Freud Museum and University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Academic areas of interest

  • the domestic interior
  • museums, exhibitions, display and media
  • design and the social sciences (anthropology, ethnography, psychology)
  • cultural history of Austria and Germany
  • global design history

Fall 2022

GRAD-190G-01 Conversations On Contemporary Design: Modernism and Beyond
THAD-H325-01 Seminar: Design and Domesticity