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, 2009

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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)

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, Richard, “Industries of Realism: History, Theory, and Technology in Soviet Architecture, 1928–1941” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Baghdady, Omar, “Transformations in Architectural Practice: The Work of Egyptian Architect Sayyed Kurayim in Egypt and the Arab Region, 1938–1960” (Michigan, C. Zimmerman)

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

Bereskin, Emily, “Tourism, Reconstruction, and Conflict Transformation within Contested Cities” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hein)

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)

Casey, John, “Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910–1945” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Cho, Hyunjung, “Competing Futures: War Narratives 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)

Clericuzio, Peter, “‘Capitale de l'Est’: Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895–1914” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

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

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

D'Anniballe, Maria, “Urban Space in Fascist Verona: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and the Architectural Past” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

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

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

Dreller, Sarah, “Economies of Press and Practice in Postwar American Architecture” (UIC, P. Hales)

Erdim, Burak, “METU and Revolution: Architectural Education, Postwar Ideology, and the Turkish State from 1950 to 1969” (Virginia, S. Crane)

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

Feltman, Jennifer, “Preaching, Penance, and Purgatory: Moral Theology and the Iconography of the Last Judgment in the Architectural Sculpture of Thirteenth-Century France” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

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, H. Feldman)

Flaherty, George, “Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico '68” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

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

Francis, Razan, “Secrets of The Arts: Enlightenment Spain's Contested Islamic Craft Heritage” (MIT, D. Friedman)

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)

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

Hassan, S. Faisal, “Modernist Aberrations: The Dialectics of Expressionism in American Art and Architecture (1958–1992)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek, C. Jones)

Heffley, Divya, “Vision in Motion: Architectural Space Time Notation and the Dynamic Perception of Space” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Heinrichs, Johanna, “Between City and Country: The Residential Suburb in Genoa and the Veneto, 1545–1575” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

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

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, “Reimaging the Tate Museum: Context, Container, and Content” (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, “Forming Dorasamudra: Temples of the Hoysala Capital in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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

Keefer, Jeannine, “Politicization of Space: Urban Campus, Urban Renewal, and Development in the Temple and University City Areas of Philadelphia from 1947 to the Present” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

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

Kehoe, Marsely, “Dutching at Home and Abroad: Dutch Trade and Manufacture of Foreign Materials and Landscapes in the Golden Age” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski, J. Casid)

Kellogg-Kreig, Annah, “The Walls of the Confessions: Neo-Romanesque Architecture, Nationalism, and Religious Identity 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)

Kocyba, Kate, “The Transatlantic Dissemination of Gothic Revival Church Architecture from Anglican England to Episcopalians in the United States” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

Kornegay, Kevin, “Ghent and the World Exhibition of 1913” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

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)

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temple Architecture in India and China (850–1300)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

López, John Fabian, “The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City's Urban Form in Relation to Its Aquatic Condition, 1521–1700” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Maile, Margaret, “Theatre, Modernity, and Architectural Lighting Design in America” (The Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

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)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Opportunities and Obstacles for Modern Architecture in Interwar Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

McCulloch, Michael, “Spaces of Aspiration: Constructing Modern Detroit in the Early Twentieth Century” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

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)

Moatasim, Faiza, “Paradoxical Symbols: A Study of Spatial Equity in Islamabad and Chandigarh” (Michigan, W. Glover)

Moon, Iris, “Domesticating the Interior: Architecture, Interior Decoration, and Culture in Napoleonic France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Images of the Italian Interior: Lo Stile and Domestic Architecture, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Moses, Kelema Lee, “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in Territorial Honolulu: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Visualities of a US City in the Pacific (1898–1959)” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

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, “The Baroque Effect: Architecture, Art History, and Politics in Austria and Germany” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Pace, Jenni, “The Banlieues Problem: Locating Housing for the Greatest Number in Architectural Practice and Discourse” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Panduro, Katherine, “Before the ‘Blueprint’: Architectural Drawings in the Age of Villard de Honnecourt” (Emory, E. Pastan)

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

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

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

Ranogajec, Paul, “The Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Classical Architecture in New York City, 1880–1914” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Renner, Andrea, “Housing Diplomacy: The Rise and Fall of US 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)

Routh, Miranda, “Conceptions of the Renaissance in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

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

Sassin, Erin Eckhold, “Examining the German Ledigenheim: Development of a Housing Type, Position in the Urban Fabric, and Impact on Central European Housing Reform” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (10th–15th Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

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

Swisher, Christine, “‘The Home Where Order Reigns’: Home Economics and the Reinvention of the American House, 1893–1939” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Constructing the Modern Architect: Industrialization, Engineering, and the Professionalization of Architecture, 1830–1900” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Vallye, Anna, “Form and Practice: Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes, and the Weimar Avant-Garde Legacy in Postwar America” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R. Martin, J. Ockman)

Vujosevic, Tijana, “Architectures of Everyday Life in 1920s and 1930s Russia” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Wagner, Jennifer Marie, “SITE's Showrooms for Best Products Company: Sydney and Frances Lewis and Avant-Garde Retail Architecture” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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

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

Whiteman, Stephen, “Creating the Kangxi Landscape: Gardens and the Mediation of Qing Imperial Identity at Bishu Shanzhuang” (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

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

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

Woodworth, Matthew, “The Architectural History of Beverley Minster, Yorkshire” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

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

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