Mary Woods receives fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies
Professor Mary N. Woods has received a senior research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her 2007-2008 sabbatical project, a book on women architects in India and Sri Lanka, with Professor Madhavi Desai, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad. Her forthcoming book, Beyond the Architect’s Eye: Other Photographs of American Tradition and Modernity (University of Pennsylvania Press), has won one of only two publishing grants awarded each year by the Andrew Wyeth Foundation for American Art. In addition, Woods co-chaired a session on “The Miniaturized Metropolis” at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February 2007; and she presented “Lewis Hine’s Lacemakers: How the Other Half Lives,” at New York City Homes, a conference organized by the Museum of the City of New York in April. Woods also gave two presentations at Cornell: the first on Gordon Matta-Clark and the urban wilderness of New York City at the Visual Culture Colloquium, and the second on Bollywood cinema and Art Deco picture palaces in Bombay for a conference on film, dance, architecture, and modernity organized by Byron Suber (senior lecturer in theater, film, and dance, and graduate student in history of architecture). Wood’s review of “Picturing a Metropolis: Unseen Cinema” appeared in the March 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.