Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2008

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Abbott, Janet, “The Barnett Aden Gallery: A Home for Diversity in a Segregated City” (Penn State, J. Robinson)

Adams, Virginia, "Illusion and Disillusionment in the Works of Jeff Wall and Gerhard Richter: Picturing (Post) Modern Life" (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Aguirre, Mariana, “Artistic Collaboration in Fascist Italy: Ardengo Soffici and Giorgio Morandi" (Brown, H. Vanel)

Ali, Atteqa, “Handle with Care: The Making of an Art History and a Nation in Pakistan” (UT Austin, J. Leosko, A. Reynolds)

Allais, Lucia, "Will to War, Will to Art: Cultural Internationalism and the Modernist Aesthestics of Monuments, 1932–1964" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Atwood Gibson, Eleanor Jess, “The Media of Memory: History, Technology, and Collectivity in the Work of the German Zero Group, 1957–1966” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Belasco, Daniel, “Between the Waves: Feminist Positions in American Art, 1949–62” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Bennett, Chris, "Boetti and Pascali, Two Case Studies (1965–70): Revisiting Arte Povera after the Fall of the Berlin Wall" (Michigan, A. Potts)

Bible, Ann Vollmann, "Cakewalking into Representation: Gabriele Münter's America Travels (1898–1900) and Art of Dailiness" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Bouman, Margot, “A Broken Piece of an Absent Whole: Experimental Video and Its Spaces of Production and Reception” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Bryzgel, Amy, “New Avant-Gardes in East-Central Europe and Russia, 1987–1999” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Clendenin, Malcolm, "Hector Guimard, Political Movements, and the Paris Metro: Natural Sympathies, Governing Harmony, and Social Change" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Dossin, Catherine Julie Marie, “‘I Like America & America Likes Me’: Artistic Exchanges between France, Germany, and the United States, 1945–1989” (UT Austin, R. Shiff, K. Arens)

Drozdek, Justyna, “A Taste for Paris: The Modernist Dialogue between France and ‘Young Poland,’ 1890–1914” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Epp, Brent, “Art Economy and Criticism” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbault)

Foa, Michelle, “Georges Seurat: Picturing Perception” (Princeton, C. Armstrong)

Gopinath, Gabrielle, “Figural Presence in the Work of Bruce Nauman, 1969–1990” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Hand, Stacy, “Abstraction and Einfühlung: Biomorphic Fantasy and Embodied Aesthetics in the Work of Hermann Obrist, August Endell, and Their Followers” (Chicago, T. Gunning)

Hatch, Kevin, “Looking for Bruce Connor, 1957–1967” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Heuer, Elizabeth, “Going Postal: Surrealism and the Discourses of Mail Art” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Hinderliter, Beth, "The Space of Painting: Kurt Schwitters and El Lissitzky" (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Huebner, Karla, “Eroticism, Identity, and Cultural Context: Toyen and the Prague Avant-Garde” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Innes, Randy, “On the Limits of the Work of Art: The Fragment in Visual Culture” (Rochester, P. Duro)

Johnson, Lori, “Corot and the Figure in the Social Environment” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Kee, Joan, “Points, Lines, Encounters, Worlds: Tansaekhwa and the Formation of Contemporary Korean Art” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Klich, Lynda, “Revolution and Utopia: Estridentisimo and the Visual Arts, 1921–27” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar, E. Sullivan)

Kreinik, Juliana, “The Canvas and the Camera in Weimar Germany: A New Objectivity in Painting and Photography of the 1920s” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Kroiz, Lauren, "New Races, New Media: The Struggle for a Modern American Art, 1890–1925" (MIT, C. Jones)

Levitch, Mark, "The Visual Culture of Modern War: Photography, Posters, and Soldiers' Art in World War I France" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Loubier, Patrice, “Figures de la tautologie dans l'art et le discours critique des années 1960” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Lourie, Ariane, “Mass-Produced Aura: Thonet and the Market for Modern Design, 1930–1953” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Milkova, Liliana, “Between Painting and Photography: Soviet Underground Art, 1970–1980” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Moore, Jordana E., “Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Language of Creativity” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Olgren-Leblond, Kelli, “Reading Expressionist Architecture: German Modernism and ‘Paper Architecture,’ 1914–1920” (USC, K. Lang)

Phillips, Kimberly, "Looking for Berlin: Imaginary Cities behind the Unified Capital" (University of British Columbia, Serge Guilbault)

Reeves, Teresa Bramlette, “Cowboys and Indians: The American West in German Art of the Twentieth Century” (Georgia, E. Firestone)

Reynolds, Rebecca, “Sculpture Parks, Sculpture Gardens, and Site Specific Practices in the US, 1965–1991” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Robinson, Julia, “From Abstraction to Model: In the Event of George Brecht and the Conceptual Turn in the Art of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Rompilla, Denise, "From Hiroshima to the Hydrogen Bomb: American Artists Witness the Birth of the Atomic Age" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Roth, Lynette, "The Cologne Progressives: Political Painting in Weimar Germany" (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty, M. Fried)

Scott, Sascha, "Paintings of Pueblo Indians and the Politics of Preservation in the American Southwest" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Shelby, Karen, “Conflicted Nationalism and World War I in Belgium: Memory and Museum Design” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Small, Irene, “Hélio Oiticica and the Morphology of Things” (Yale, D. Joselit, K. Jones)

Tarver, Gina Maria McDaniel, "Isolated Iconoclasts and Ambitious Institutions: Early Colombian Conceptualism and Its Antecedents, 1962–1975" (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Tomaszewska, Lara, “Borderlines of Poetry and Art: Vancouver, American Modernism, and the Formation of the West Coast Avant-Garde, 1961–69” (University of British Columbia, J. O'Brian)

Tseng, Li-Lin, "Melodrama as Modernity in Early Chinese Cinema: A Case Study in the Works of Zheng Zhengqiu and His Shanghai Contemporaries, 1922–1937” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Unruh, Allison, “Aspiring to la vie galante: Reincarnations to Rococo in Second Empire France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Warnock, Molly, "Thought by Painting: The Early Work of Simon Hantaï" (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Weiss, Kirsten, "The Face of the German House: Cultural Fantasy in 20th-Century Architectural Photography" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Weller, Rebecca, “The Los Angeles Look: Light, Space, and Phenomenology, 1962–1974” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Williams, Thomas, “Object Pornography, Objective Expressionism: Claes Oldenburg, Eros, and the 1960s” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Katz, J. Rubin)

Zalman, Sandra, “A Vernacular Vanguard: Surrealism and the Making of American Art History, 1936–1986” (USC, N. Troy)