Auricchio, Laura

Auricchio, Laura

Laura Auricchio
PhD in Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Professor of Art History, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
American Revolution, art history, French Revolution, history

Laura Auricchio studies and teaches French and American history, art history, and visual and material culture in the Age of Revolution. Her most recent book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), offers a biography of the French hero of the American Revolution and won the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. A frequent lecturer in both academic and public settings in the United States and around the world, she has been interviewed for radio programs, newspaper articles and magazine features at home and abroad.

Recent Publications:

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)

Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012)

“Transplanting Liberty: Lafayette’s American Garden,” in Dan O’Brien, ed., Gardening: Philosophy for Everyone—Cultivating Wisdom (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

“Two Versions of General Washington’s Resignation: Politics, Commerce and Visual Culture in 1790s Philadelphia,” Eighteenth-Century Studies (Spring 2011)

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009).

"Madame Récamier et les femmes de la haute société au temps du Directoire et du Consulat,
" trans. Jean-François Cornu, in Stéphane Paccoud and Sylvie Ramond, eds., Juliette Récamier, muse et mécène, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Paris: Hazan, 2009), 87-103.

Bonnie G. Smith, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, 4 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). - 6 articles including "Women Artists and Architects, a thematic survey of women’s production in art and architecture across time and around the world."

"Self-Promotion in Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's 1785 Self-Portrait with Two Students," The Art Bulletin 89.1 (March 2007): 45-62.

"The Laws of Bienséance and the Gendering of Emulation in Eighteenth-Century French Art Education," Eighteenth-Century Studies 36, no. 2 (January 2003): 231-40.

"Pahin de la Blancherie’s Commercial Cabinet of Curiosity (1779-1787)." Eighteenth-Century Studies 35, no. 4 (October 2002): 47-61.

"Works in Translation: Ghada Amer’s Hybrid Pleasures." Art Journal 60.4 (Winter 2001): 26-37.
Reprint (translated into Italian) as "Works in translation: i piaceri ibridi di Ghada Amer," in Federica Timeto, ed., Culture della differenza: Femminismo, visualità e studi postcoloniali (Milan: UTET Università, 2008), 105-13.
Reprint (abridged) in Diana George and John Trimbur, Reading Culture: Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing, 6th ed. (New York: Longman, 2006), 551-7. 

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