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 research/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 2018 Courses

  • HAVC-H406-01 Bauhaus Worldwide
  • HAVC-H101-02 History Of Art & Visual Culture 1
  • HAVC-H101-03 History Of Art & Visual Culture 1

Spring 2019 Courses

  • HAVC-H544-01 History Of Modern Design
  • HAVC-H325-01 Seminar: Design and Domesticity


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design