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, 2010

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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)

Ambler, Jessica, “How Fortunate Are Those Whose Walls Already Rise! The Roman Rebuilding of Carthage in Physical City and Constructed Memory” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

Anderson, Marvin, “The Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and Academic Ideals in Early Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)

Banerji, Shiben, “‛Thus do the Orient and the Occident Meet, through America’: Enchantment, Globality, and Epistolary Architecture of Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin” (MIT, A. Dutta)

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

Bereskin, Emily, “Tourism and the Reframing of the Urban Landscape within Contested Cities” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hein)

Birignani, Cesare, “Figures of the City in the Ancien Régime” (Columbia, M. McLeod

Brandt, Lydia Mattice, “Reliving Mount Vernon: Replicas and Memory of America's Most Famous House, 1893–1934” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

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

Brunstrom, Mary Reid, “Faith’s Midwest Modern Forms: 1950s Catholic Churches by Murphy and Mackey, Architects” (Washington University, A. Miller)

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

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)

Chan, Yenna, “Narrating Montreal: Critiques of Urban Renewal in the 1970s through Exhibition and Documentary Film” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Cheng, Irene, “Forms of Function: Self-Culture, Geometry, and Octagon Architecture in Antebellum America” (Columbia, G. Wright, R. Martin)

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, “Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Cohen, Alexis, “Lines of Utility: The Outline Drawing in Britain, ca. 1800” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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)

Cuthbert, Nancy, “The Fountain Sculptures of George Tsutakawa: Shaping Metal, Water, and Urban Public Space” (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

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

Del Real, Patricio, “Building a Continent: Modern Architecture and the Construction of Latin America in the 1950s” (Columbia, R. Martin)

De Rouen, Aynur, “Change and Continuity: An Analysis of the Socio-Spatial Fabric of Teşvikiye-Nişantaşı, 1945–1960” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-el-Haj)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Dreller, Sarah M., “The Time, Life, and Fortune of Time Inc.'s Architectural Forum Magazine, 1932–64” (UIC, P. Hales)

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

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

Falgàs Casanovas, Jordi, “Modernity and Tradition in Catalan Noucentisme: Rafael Masó’s Regionalist Architecture, 1911–1917” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

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)

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

Friend, David, “Intimate Transcendence: Place and Perspective in Religious Architecture” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Mochizuki)

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)

Gray, Jennifer, “Ready for Experiment: Dwight Perkins and Modern Architectures of Social Engagement, 1893–1917” (Columbia, G. Wright)

Gyger, Helen, “The Informal as a Project: Self-Help Housing in Peru, 1954–1986” (Columbia, R. Martin)

Haakenson, Hilary, “Mapping Cultural Crossroads: The Old Testament and Identity in the Late Medieval Maritime Republics” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Harkrader, Nina, “Building for ‘the Other’: Architecture and Poverty in Victorian England” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg, J.-L. Cohen)

Harrer, Alexandra, “Fan-Shaped Bracket Sets and Their Application in Religious Timber Architecture of Shanxi Province” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

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)

Hedrick, Christian, “German Architecture and the Encounter with Egypt in the Nineteenth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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 Globalization of American Infrastructure” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, “Reimaging the Tate Museum: Context, Container, and Content” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Hubregtse, Menno, “Mobile Audiences and Fixed Sculptures in Pacific Rim Urban Developments” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

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)

Johnson, Emilie, “The Great House and Beyond: Plantation Complexes and Networks in the Antebellum Deep South” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “City of Shiva, City of Kings: Form and Meaning in the Architecture of the Deccan, 654–757” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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)

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1964–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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)

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

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

Kocyba, Kate, “Identity through Style: The Transatlantic Dissemination of Anglican and Episcopal Neo-Gothic Church Architecture” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

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

Lam, Elsa, “Wilderness Nation: Building Canada’s Railway Landscapes, 1885–1929” (Columbia, K. Frampton)

Lampros, Dean, “The Other Preservation: The American Funeral Industry, Mansions, and the Critique of Modern Housing Ideals, 1920–2005” (Boston, K. Morgan)

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

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

Love, M. Jordan, “‘On Earth as It Is in Heaven?’ The Creation of the Bastide Towns of Southwest France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Maile, Margaret, “Theatre, Modernity, and Architectural Lighting Design in America” (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)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early 20th-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

McCulloch, Michael, “Outside the Gates: Detroit Workers’ Housing, 1910–1920” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Miller, Jeffrey, “The Building Program of Walter de Gray: Architectural Production and Reform in the Archdiocese of York” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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

Mitchell, Jennifer, “Sydney and Frances Lewis and the Buildings of Best Products Company: Art Patronage and Showroom Architecture during the 1970s and 1980s” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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

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

Morka, Agata M., “French Postwar Railroad Architecture” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)

Morris, Katherine R., “Going Both Ways: Architecture and Devotion in the Double-Ended Church of St. Jakob in Rothenburg” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Moses, Kelema Lee, “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in Territorial Honolulu: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Visualities of a U.S. 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)

Nolan, Ginger, “How the ‘Savage Mind’ Became the Artificial Mind: Or, Some Strange Ways Architecture and Design Made Use of the Social Sciences, 1880–1985” (Columbia, F. Scott)

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

Panduro, Katherine, “Épures and the Dynamics of Architectural Design and Construction during the Thirteenth Century” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Papineau, Katherine, “Displaying Domesticity: Life in the Mid-Twentieth Century Modernist Glass House” (UC Santa Barbara, V. Welter)

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)

Perers, Maria, “From History to Home: Changing Values in the Politics, Architecture and Design of Apartment Living in Sweden, 1960–2010” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Pitamber, Naomi Ruth, “Re-Placing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

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

Rai, Mira, “Designing Discipline: A Spatial History of Prisons in Colonial Bengal” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

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 U.S. International Housing in Latin America, 1949–1973” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Root, Colin, “Living on the Level: The Significance of Horizontality in Reshaping Postwar America” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Routh, Miranda, “The Idea of the Renaissance in British Architecture, 1750–1890” (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 University, D. Neumann)

Simpson, Donald E., “Civilizing the Modern Metropolis: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and the Creation of the Monumental Urban Cultural Center, 1890–1935” (Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

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, “Beyond Euthenics: Home Economics and the Reinvention of the American House, 1893–1939” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “L’Architecture libre: The Institutional Formation of the Private Architect, 1863–1900” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Uğur, 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)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Scientific Modernism: Psychophysiology and Rationalist Architecture in Soviet Russia, 1919–1941” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Ward, Tara, “Personal Space: Simultaneity in the 1913 Work of Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay” (Boston, J. Cranston)

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: Bishu Shanzhuang and the Mediation of Qing Imperial Identity” (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

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

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)