Anna Myjak-Pycia
Curriculum vitae

Anna Myjak-Pycia is an architectural historian working on modern architecture, in particular the history and design of interiors. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the gta, ETH Zurich. In the past, she was Dean’s Fellow at the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University. She taught at Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California. She worked as the editor of the Bulletin of the Polish Children’s Fund and of the humanities journal, Animus; her editorial work was recognized with the award of the Polish Society of Regional Press.

In 2018, she received a Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a dissertation on modernism and the Home Economics movement; for her dissertation she received the Mallory Award. She also studied art history at Tufts University and literature at the University of Warsaw.

Anna's publications include three books (two co-authored) and dozens of articles on architecture, arts, literature, history, and music. One of her essays received an award from the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) International. Recently, she has published an article, "Home as an Aid: Domestic Design for Disabled Polio Survivors", in Journal of Design History, and an article, "Forgoing the Architect’s Vision: American Home Economists as Pioneers of Participatory Design, 1930-60", in Architectural Research Quarterly. Currently, she is carrying out a research project, "Beyond the Visual: Towards an Inclusive Architectural History", funded by a grant from the NOMIS Foundation.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/anna-myjak-pycia/


PUBLICATIONS



Books in Preparation


  • Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the US, 1900-1960. (The book draws on the Ph.D. Dissertation). Book proposal positively evaluated at Bloomsbury Publishing.

Books and Exhibition Catalogue


  • Early Soviet Photography. Exhibition catalogue. Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, 2007.
  • Siebie Opowiadam. Tożsamość Bohatera Powieści Wiesława Myśliwskiego. PAIR, Sandomierz, 2000. An analysis of character construction in Myśliwski’s novels.
  • Przeciw Naturze Rzeczy. Fenomen Teresy Morsztynówny. With J. Myjak. PAIR, Sandomierz, 1998. A monograph on the 17th and 18th century Morsztyn family.
  • Koprzywnica. Pocysterska Pamiątka. With J. Myjak. PAIR, Sandomierz, 1993. A tourist guide to the history and architecture of a Cystersian cloister in Koprzywnica, Poland.

Articles


History of Architecture
  • “Home as an Aid: Domestic Design for Disabled Polio Survivors”, Journal of Design History, 2021; epab054, pp. 1–24, doi:10.1093/jdh/epab054
  • “Forgoing the Architect’s Vision: American Home Economists as Pioneers of Participatory Design, 1930–60”, Architectural Research Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, 2021, pp. 17–30, doi:10.1017/S1359135521000142
  • “Chicago jako miasto kontrastów”, Ożarów 02/2003.
  • “Sandomierski kościół św. Jakuba”, Gość Niedzielny 51/1996.
  • “Polska kapliczka”, Gość Niedzielny 08.1996.
  • “Sandomierski kościół św. Pawła Apostoła”, Gość Niedzielny 08.09.1996.
  • “Papieska pamiątka w podopatowskim Włostowie”, Gość Niedzielny 39/ 24.09.1995.
  • “Memento mori z Tarłowa”, Gość Niedzielny 19.11.1995.

History of Art
  • “Jae Hee Lee”, “Van Tran”. In: Headgear for Tony. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Catalogue, 2012, pp. 30, 46.
  • “Everyday Painter. Experiencing the Artwork of George Nick”, ArtsEditor 12/2004.
  • “Mała perła”, Echo Dnia 149/1995.

Literature, Music, and Contemporary Culture
  • “Mieczysław Godyń, filozof, tłumacz, pisarz, nauczyciel”, Sandomierzanin 10/2019.
  • “Filiżanka a kubek z pokrywką”, Ożarów 06/2003.
  • “Bostońskie zapiski”, Ożarów 11/2001.
  • “Stanisław Vincenz”, Sycyna 9/1998.
  • “Studia polonistyczne. Pytanie o sens”, Animus 8/1997.
  • “Mikołaj Gomółka czlowiek renesansu”, Biuletyn Krajowego Funduszu na Rzecz Dzieci (8)1996.
  • “O heroiźmie”, Animus 5/1995.
  • “Muzyka w moim życiu.” Awarded first place in the 1993 MRA competition on an essay on music. Proceedings of the MRA International Music Conference 1993.
  • “Sandomierskie tropy Paderewskiego”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 31.07.1992.

Reviews (Art, Literature, and Music)
  • “Photographer Josef Sudek Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”, ArtsEditor 09/2004.
  • “Aneri”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 21 26.05.1999.
  • “Słowa dla świata”, Sycyna 96/04.10.1998.
  • “Melancholia świata”, Nowe Książki 1/1997.
  • “Festiwal dobrej muzyki w Sandomierzu”, Sycyna 20.07.1997.
  • “Sacrum w sztuce”, Słowo Ludu 09.06.1994.
  • “Harmonia przeciwieństw”, Nowiny 129 06.07.1994.
  • “Miłośnicy muzyki dawnej”, Słowo Ludu 07.08.1994.
  • “Aby oczyścić i utrwalić”, Nowiny 08.09.1994.
  • “Artyści galerii, galeria artystów”, Nowiny 28.09.1994
  • “Ryszard Woźniak w sandomierskim BWA”, Nowiny 13.01.1993.
  • “Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz a muzyka”, Nowiny 72 14.04.1993.
  • “Przestrogi rzeźbiarza”, Nowiny 21.07.1993.
  • “Hieroglif powrotu do świata”, Nowiny 06.10.1993.
  • “Święto muzyki w Sandomierzu”, Nowiny 13.10.1993.
  • “Koncert na dwa instrumenty”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 11 13.03.1992.
  • “Beethoven w Zamku”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 27.03.1992.
  • “Sztuka przejmująca”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 36 (591) 09.04.1992.
  • “W kręgu twórczości Wojciecha Weissa”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 29(585) 17.07.1992.
  • “Lin-Art”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 32(587) 07.08.1992.
  • “Baśniowy nastrój”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 47 20.11.1992.

Interviews


  • Interview with Toru and Minako Moriki, “Najważniejsza jest teraźniejszość”, Animus 8/1997.
  • Interview with Agata Sobolewska, Animus 5/1995.
  • Interview with Maria Fołtyn, “O powtórnym odkrywaniu Moniuszki”, Tygodnik Nadwiślański 23.10.1992.