Pat Kirkham

Pat Kirkham is Professor of Decorative Arts, Design and Culture at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture in New York, and a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University London. Earlier in her career, she focused on furniture and interior design, and the issues of gender and class within the design realm.

More recently, Pat has turned her attention to design and film, with works including Charles and Ray Eames (1998) and Women Designers in the USA 1900-2000 (2001). Her book , Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design (2012) which was designed by Saul’s daughter, Jennifer Bass, is the first book ever to be published on one of the greatest designers of the 20th century.