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

Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Akšamija, Azra, "Our Mosques Are Us: Rewriting National History of Bosnia-Herzegovina through Religious Architecture" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Allen-Kim, Erica, "Chinatowns and Little Saigons: Ethnicity, Memory, and Change in the American Landscape" (Harvard, N. Levine)

Allison, Lara, "Perception and Pedagogy: Design, Advertising, and Education in Chicago, ca.1935–1955" (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Álvarez-González, Manuel Fernando, "From Syndicalism to Imperialism: José Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Anderson, Eric, "The Design Theory of Jacob von Falke: Historicism and Cultural Transformation in Ringstrasse Vienna" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, M. McLeod, G. Wright)

Anderson, Richard, “Industries of Realism: History, Theory, and Technology in Soviet Architecture, 1932–1941” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Baghdady, Omar, “Creating the Canon: A Critical History of Modern Architecture in Egypt between 1930–1960” (Michigan, W. Glover)

Barrett, Anne, “Consul Joseph Smith and the 1768 Quattro Libri” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Belli, Melia, “Royal Umbrellas of Stone: Memory, Authority, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Architecture” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Brandt, Lydia Mattice, "Reliving Mount Vernon: Replicas and Memory, 1893–1934" (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Brown, Marisa Angell, "Imagined Communities: The Architecture and Image of Public Housing in America (1934–1974)" (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Carr, Geoffrey, "Building Assimilation: Architecture, Memory, and British Columbia's Indian Residential School System" (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Carr, H. Christian, “Sweet Briar, 1800–1900: Palladian Plantation House Italianate Villa, Aesthetic Retreat” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Carroll, Katherine, "Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893–1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and Philanthropy" (Boston, K. Morgan)

Cho, Hyunjung, “Competing Futures: War Narrative in Postwar Japanese Architecture, 1945–1970” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Chute, Mahlon, "Mississippi of the West: Architecture, Tourism, and Segregation in the Las Vegas Valley, 1930–1970" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Ciejka, Jason, “Rare Harmony: The Architecture and Music of Carlo Rainaldi (1611–1691)” (Emory, S. McPhee)

Cooper, Lynda, “The Larz and Isabel Anderson House, Washington, D.C., by Little and Browne (1902–1905)” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Costanzo, Denise, “The Lessons of Rome: Architects at the American Academy, 1947–1966” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Craig, Michelle Huntingford, “[In]Secure Space: The Mellah of Fez, Morocco, 1834–1956” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

D’Anniballe, Maria, “Urban Space in Fascist Italy: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and Celebration of the Historic Past; The Case of Verona” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

D’Antonio, Aurelia, "Throwing Stones at Friars: The Church of San Francesco in Piacenza" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Dadlani, Chanchal, "'Twilight' in Delhi? Architecture and Aesthetics in the Late Mughal Empire" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Dean, Kristin, “Reshaping the Neoliberal City: The Politics of Cooperation and the Movimiento de Ocupantes e Inquilinos in Buenos Aires” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Erdim, Burak, "Architectural Education and the Nation-State within the Political Geography of the Cold War: The Making of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, 1950–1969" (Virginia, S. Crane)

Faletti, Rina Cathleen, “Water, Architecture, and Landscape in California and the American West” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth, R. Shiff)

Ferng, Jennifer, "Nature's Objects: Geology, Aesthetics, and the Understanding of Materiality in Britain and France, 1750–1850" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Fisher, Alison, "Experimental Collectivity: Housing, Technology, and Architectural Research in France, 1952–1978" (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Flaherty, George, "Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1968" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Fox, Jason, “Palaces on Main Street: John Eberson, Thomas Lamb, C. W. & Geo. L. Rapp and the Making of the American Movie Palace” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Friedberg, Eva J., “Action Architecture: Lawrence Halprin's Experiments in Landscape Design, Urbanism, and the Creative Process” (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Georgiadou, Sofia, “Architecture and Statehood in Late Byzantium, 1204–1461: A Comparative Study of the Courts of Nicaea, Trebizond, and Epirus” (UIUC, R. Ousterhout)

Gönlügür, Emre, “The Promise of Modernization in Architectural Backwaters: The Americanization of Postwar Turkish Architectural Culture” (Toronto, P. Scrivano)

Goodman, Rhonda, “The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Haldeman Davis, Elaine, "Paradise Built: Thatched Hut Resorts in the Contemporary Tourist Landscape" (UIC, S. Robinson)

Harlan, Gabrielle, "Women and the Pueblo Style: Displaying Race and Gender in the American Southwest, 1904–1934" (Virginia, S. Crane)

Harris, Teresa, “Transforming the German City: The Kampffmeyer Family and the German Garden City Association” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Haughey, Patrick, "The Presidential Library: Architecture as History, Archive as Judgment" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Heins, Matthew, “The Shipping Container and the Standardization of Global Space” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, “Inside and Outside the Museum Walls: The Tate Museums in London, Liverpool, and St. Ives” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Humer, Colleen, “Adolf Loos: A Modern House for the Suburbs” (Toronto, A. Payne)

Jakobiec, Katarzyna, “Zamosc as ‘Città ideale’: Architecture and the Mechanics of Building in Early Modern Poland” (Toronto, C. Anderson)

Karakaş, Deniz, “Clay Pipes, Marble Surfaces: The Topographies of Water Supply and Waste Disposal in the Outskirts of the Ottoman Capital” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Kasdorf, Katherine, “From Dorasamudra to Halebid: Hoysala Temples in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Katz, Dana, “A Changing Mosaic: Multicultural Exchange in the Norman Palaces of Twelfth-Century Sicily” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Keen, Ann, "Redefining Modernism: Monumentality and Expressionism in Architecture of the Olympic Summer Games, 1960–1976” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Kellogg-Krieg, Annah, “The Walls of Confession: Neo-Romanesque Architecture and Religious Identity Negotiation in the Kaiserreich” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Khera, Dipti, “Urban Imaginings between Empires: Mapping from Udaipur to Jaipur, 1707–1832” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Kilinç, Kivanç, “Constructing Women for the Republic: The Spatial Politics of Gender in 1930s Ankara” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Klee, Jeffrey, “The Five Orders of Beacon Hill” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Koval, Lindsay m., "Architectural Patronage and Liberal Religion at New York’s Riverside Church" (Columbia, S. Murray)

Labunski, Meagan Green, "Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona (ca. 1220–ca. 1375)" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Lee, Min Kyung, "The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping and Building Paris, 1791–1889" (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Lemay, Kate C., "Forgotten Memorials: The American Military Cemeteries in France from World War II" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

López, John Fabian, "The Troubled Waters of Mexico City: Images, Architecture, and Colonialism in the Desagüe Public Works, 1521–1700" (MIT, D. Friedman)

Lord, Jill, “Improving the Public: Cultural and Typological Change in Nineteenth-Century Libraries” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Luce, Kristina, "Revolutions in Parallel: The Rise and Fall of Drawing within Architectural Design" (Michigan, M. McCullough, D. Herwitz)

Manson, Andrew, "Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in 'Roma Mussolinea': The Via dell'Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition" (Columbia, N. Kampen, M. McLeod)

Marshall, Jessica, "Architecture and Popular Religion: French Pilgrimage Churches of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

McAtee, Cammie, "Form and Formalism in American Architecture in the 1950s and '60s" (Harvard, N. Levine)

McGrail, Justin, “Value Space: The Architectural Geography of New Retail Formats in British Columbia’s Georgia Basin” (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

McLendon, Arthur, "'Ye Living Building': Spirit, Space, and Ritual Encounter in Shaker Architecture" (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Mekinda, Jonathan, "Reconstruction and Revolution: The Re-Invention of Modernism in Milan, 1945–1955" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Mims, Martina, "August Endell's Exploration of the Relationship of the Modern Observer and Form" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Montgomery, Leanne, "The Carolingian Cathedral at Cologne: Form and Context" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Myers, Tracy, “Modern Architecture for Education in the Post-War Era: Public School Buildings by the Architects Collaborative (TAC) and the Development of American Modernism, 1946–1995” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Narath, Albert, “Rediscovering the Baroque: Architecture, History, and Politics in Germany and Austria” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Pace, Jennifer, "The Banlieues Problem: Locating Housing for the Greatest Number in Architectural Practice and Discourse" (University of British Columbia, R. Windor-Liscombe)

Papit, Judith, “Minoan Town Planning” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Parker, Jennifer, “The Architectural Patronage of the Third Marquess of Bute” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Parnell, Traci, “Gilding the Black Box: Showmanship and Revivalism in 1920s American Movie Palace Architecture" (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Passanti, Francesco, "Le Corbusier at the Salon d'Automne of 1922" (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Pilat, Stephanie, “Re-imagining Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era” (Michigan, L. Soo)

Piok Zanon, Cornelie, “The Sanctuary of Demeter at Pergamon: Architecture and Dynasty in the Early Attalid Capital” (Pittsburgh, A. Weis)

Posner, Avrom, "The Belief in Beauty: Art and Architecture of the Progressive Era" (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Rahimi, Shaparak, “Humanizing Modernism: Architecture and the City at the Triennale in Postwar Milan” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Renner, Andrea, “Housing Diplomacy: The Rise and Fall of U.S. International Housing in Latin America, 1949–1973” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Rod-Ari, Melody, “Visualizing Merit: An Examination of the Spatial Organization of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Roskam, Cole, "Building the 'Model' Settlement: Modern Architectural Development in Shanghai, 1842–1943" (Harvard, N. Levine)

Rothfarb, Edward L., “The Architecture of Raja Bir Singh Dev Bundela of Orchha (1605–1627): Continuity, Adaptation, and Invention” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Sablove, Henrietta, "Study Abroad: American Architects and Their Travel Sketches, 1850–1920" (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Salgirli, Saygin, “From Thirteenth-Century Toulouse to Fifteenth-Century Serres: A Comparative Study of Dissent, Authority, Architecture, and Space” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, “Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches during the Reign of Louis XIII” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Schwartz, Rebecca, "Picturing the Gothic: American Identity and the Gothic Revival" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Sienkewicz, Julia C., “Citizenship by Design: The Creation of Identity through Art, Architecture, and Landscape in the Early Republic” (UIUC, P. Kruty)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sridharan, Shriya, “Śrirangam’s New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple’s Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Swan, Christopher, "An Alternative Modernism: The Pacific Northwest Architecture of John Yeon" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Swisher, Christine, “American Home, American Dream: Home Economics, Housing, and the University Response to Immigration, 1899–1933” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Ugur, Selen, "Ottoman House, Turkish House: Eski Ev in the Contemporary National Imagination" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Vallye, Anna, "The Mid-Century Artist-Intellectual in America: Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R.Martin, J. Ockman)

Vujosevic, Tijana, "Designing Revolution's Unconscious: Architectures of Everyday Life in 1920s and 1930s Russia" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Ward, Flora, “Constructing the Cámara Santa: Architecture, History, and Authority in Medieval Oviedo” Toronto, J. Caskey)

Webb, Karen, “Medieval Manuscript Diagrams, Architectural Structures, and Their Relationship” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Weiss, Sean, “Photographs for the Modern City: An Enterprise in the Urban Transformation of Second Empire and Early Third Republic Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Willis, Carol, "Futuricity: American Visionary Urbanism in the 1920s" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Windover, Michael, "Aestheticizing Mobilities: Art Deco and the Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures" (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Winling, Ladale, “Post-Industrial Plans: Universities, Students, and the Politics of Urban Space” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Woodworth, Matthew, “The Thirteenth-Century Choir and Transepts of Beverley Minster” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Yerkes, Carolyn, “The Paradox of Precision: Architectural Drawing between Ancients and Moderns” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Zirnheld, Bernard, "Fin de Siècle, Fin de Régime: Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)