Jefferson Library, Greenwich Village


Selected Publications

  • Review of Virginia Postrel's The Fabric of Civilization:  How Textiles Made the World
    With his doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from NYU, Bulbach's review of The Fabric of Civilization provides colleagues an analysis of the importantance of Postrel's book, especially for current times when fiber art's visibility and opportunity are shrinking.due to being increasingly branded as a hobby.
  • High Art?  Low Art?  Or Just a Hobby?
    In June 2020 the American Tapestry Allliance published Bulbach's article, High Art? Low Art? Or Just a Hobby? regarding fiber art organization policies of branding contemporary fiberart as a skilled pasttime of an extremely non-diverse community.
  • Either Exclusivity or Sustainability
    In February 2020 the British Tapestry Group solicited and published Bulbach's article, Either Exclusivity or Sustainability, regarding fiber art organization policies perpetuating the field's extreme lacks of diversity and its deficiencies in economic and professional opportunity, as well as its inaccurate research standards and practices.
  • The Mendez Soho Salon:  Stanley Bulbach
    This is a 38 minute YouTube video of a much more detailed live presentation of the art, philosophy and practicality of flat woven carpet art.  This video project is generously made possible for public enjoyment by the Mendez Soho Salon with the support of Soho Strut and the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation.   (For more information on these organizations, please visit the Links section via the table of contents on the left panel of this frame.)
  • A Long-Delayed Professional Conversation
    This report published in the Fall 2018 newsletter of the Textile Society of America follows up on the prior report on how no fiber support organization seemed to cover the urgent issues presented by Fuller Craft Museum in its 2017 exhibition on “populations that have been traditionally under-represented in their fields.”  In accurate academic research practice "traditional underrepresentation" of "populations" is deemed unacceptably misleading and unprofessional.
  • Re:  Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom
    This report published in the Spring 2018 newsletter of the Textile Society of America adds to the growing documentation noting how professional art research is not reporting accurately on what is being currently created in the field of contemporary American craft media art.
  • The New York City Weaver
    This brief bio appeared in 2018 in Issue 50 of Cover Magazine, published by Hali in London.  Cover Magazine is dedicated to the vibrant connections among today's markets, contemporary style and design, and our timeless appreciation of textile art.
  • Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom
    The catalogue to this exhibition, running from October 2017-March 2018, is available from the Fuller Craft Museum shop.  It includes the curators' engaging statements:   Jon Eric Riis's on the men who wove the tapestries; and Tib Shaw's on the women who turned the wood art.  In addition to Associate Curator Michael McMillan's Forward which seeks to start a conversation on how certain populations in art research are under-recorded, the catalogue then includes images of the works in the group exhibition, along with artists' statements and brief biographies.
  • Invisible Tapestry:  An Assyriologist’s Perspective
    This paper was presented on behalf of the American Tapestry Alliance at the international conference of the Textile Society of America in Washington, D.C. in September 2012, documenting that contemporary fiber art is invisible to today's art museum curatorial research.
  • Not Painted Canvas, but Wonderful, Powerful Woven Art
    This article, published by Tapestry Topics, the official publication of the American Tapestry Alliance, explores the unique aesthethic qualities of woven design and imagery.
  • Professional Issues
    String, Felt, Thread by Elissa Auther (book review)
    Fiber Art Education:  The Missing Half
    Handspun's Important Value in Fiber Art
    These articles, published by Tapestry Topics, the official publication of the American Tapestry Alliance, explore professional issues in the fiber art field.
  • Where is the Voice of Fiber Art Today?
    The Voice of Our Advocates?
    Our Unofficial Voices
    Voices for Our Future
    This four-part essay series, published by Fibre Focus, the magazine of the Ontario Handweavers & Spinners, asks some of the most important questions in the field of contemporary art and craft.
  • The Weaving Arts:  An Ancient Technology
    The catalogue to this exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences, NYC and the Association for the Advancement of Science, Wash., D.C., supported by Novo Industri A/S of Denmark, The Wool Bureau Inc., and the Empire State Crafts Alliance Grants to
    New York State Craft Artists Program.
  • Matisse, His Art and His Textiles:  The Fabric of His Dreams (book review)
    A review in Fiberarts Magazine of the official catalogue for the exhibition of Matisse's textile collection focused on their strong influence on his work.
  • Mesopotamia and Hippopotamus
    Bulbach's musings on his earlier doctoral thesis and the importance of our culture's ancient Near Eastern roots to our lives and art today.
  • 3rd Sephardic Cemetery
    The creation of a prayer carpet about contemporary New York City.
  • Gotham:  The Design Process
    The creation of a flying carpet about contemporary New York City.
  • A Debt to the Future Comes Due
    Why research problems are a problem for the future of fiber art.
  • The Importance of Wool
    The historic value of select wools used in the classic oriental rug arts.
  • A Failure in Accuracy and Reliability:  Art Museum Research on Contemporary American Craft
    Grave procedural flaws in the creation of a curatorial record of the public's artistic heritage.
  • What?  Colored Wools!  Why?
    Based upon the artist's keynote address at the 1987 World Congress of Coloured Wools.
  • Re:  The Museum's New Clothes
    Letter regarding an editorial in The Textile Forum.
  • Protests Against MAD Renovation
    Report in Fiberarts Magazine on controversial changes to the American Craft Museum.