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, 2010

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Anderson, Richard, “The Future of History: The Cultural Politics of Soviet Architecture, 1928–1941” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Benus, Benjamin, “Figurative Constructivism, Pictorial Statistics, and the Group of Progressive Artists, ca. 1920–1939” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Bourneuf, Annie, “The Visible and the Legible: Paul Klee, 1916–1923” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Brown, Sienna, “The Lithographs of Robert Rauschenberg” (Emory, J. Meyer))

Burgess, Lana A., “Advancing American Art: Survival of an Idea” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Chang, Christina, “The End of Painting” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Chapman, Kathleen, “Expressionism Multiplied: Early Twentieth-Century German Posters between Art, Commerce, and Politics” (USC, K. Lang)

Chlenova, Masha, “On Display: Transformations of the Avant-Garde in Soviet Public Culture, 1928–1933” (Columbia, C. Kiaer)

Costello, Eileen, “Beyond the Easel: The Dissolution of Abstract Expressionist Painting into the Realm of Architecture” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Cupers, Kenny, “Concerning the User: The Experiment of Modern Urbanism in Postwar France, 1955–1975” (Harvard, Graduate School of Design, A. Picon)

Cutshaw, Stacey, “Intimate Images: The Public and the Private in Twentieth-Century American Photography” (Boston, C. Jones, K. Sichel)

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

Ekardt, Philipp, “Eher eine Rüsche am Kleid: Time and Images in Benjamin, Warburg, Kluge” (Yale, C. Jacobs, D. Joselit)

Folland, Thomas F., “Robert Rauschenberg’s Queer Modernism: Decoration, Theatricality, and Camp in the Combines, 1954–59” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Gilbertson, Leanne, “Bodies Out of Time in Place: Queerly Present in Andy Warhol’s Factory and Beyond” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Harris, Lindsay, “Picturing the ‘Primitive’: Photography, Architecture, and the Construction of Italian Modernism, 1911–1936” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Heineman, Anna M., “Nurturing Neighborhoods: Buster Simpson’s Eco-Art” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Hellstein, Valerie, “Grounding the Social Aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism: A New Intellectual History of the Club” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart, J. Katz)

Kalbfleisch, Elizabeth, “Bordering on Feminism: Home and Transitional Sites in Recent Visual Culture and Native Women’s Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Kitnick, Alex, “Eduardo Paolozzi and Others, 1947–1958” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Kudriavtseva, Ekaterina, “The Making of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square” (USC, N. Troy)

Kurtovic, Nina, “Communist Stardom in the Cold War: Josip Broz Tito in Western and Yugoslav Photography, 1943–1980” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Lang, Colin, “Room 19, 1966–1969” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Lima, Benjamin, “Wolf Vostell’s Décollage and the Forms of Destruction, 1958–1972” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Linssen, Dalia Habib, “‘Imprints of Their Being’: The Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Lookofsky, Sarah, “No Such Thing as Society: Art and the Crisis of the European Welfare State” (UC San Diego, L. Stern)

Madsen, Annelise, “Model Citizens: Mural Painting, Pageantry, and the Art of Civic Life in Progressive America” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Mangini, Elizabeth, “Arte Povera in Turin: 1967–1978” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Martin, Courtney, “Cyclones in the Metropole: British Artists, 1979–1989” (Yale, T. Barringer, K. Jones)

McEwen, Abigail, “The Practice and Politics of Cuban Abstraction, ca. 1952–1963” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Middleman, Rachel, “Filthy Pictures or a New Eros? Erotic Art by Women Artists in New York, 1963–1973” (USC, R. Meyer)

Mitzen, Anne, “Gender, Modernism, and Regional Identity: The Promotion and Reception of Künstlerinnen in Düsseldorf and the Rhineland, 1890–1920” (Brown. H. Vanél)

Modigliani, Leah, “The Limits of the Defeatured Landscape: Dialectics of a Counter Tradition in Vancouver Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Monahan, Anne, “‘The Discontents of Modernity’: Race, Politics, and Figuration in the 1960s” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Montgomery, Harper, “Rebellious Conformists: Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, 1920–1929” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Mowris, Peter, “Nerve Languages: The Critical Response to the Physiological Psychology of Wilhelm Wundt by Dada and Surrealism” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Nakamori, Yasufumi, “Imagined City: Architecture, Photography, and Interdisciplinary Practice from the 1960s Japan” (Cornell, I. Dadi)

Neely, Evan, “Cy Twombly and the Ethics of Painting” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand, B. Joseph)

Neil, Jonathan, “Carl Andre, Richard Serra, the Problem of Materials and the Picture of Matter” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Nesin, Kate, “Cy Twombly’s Things: Sculptures 1946 to the Present” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Nettleton, Taro, “Throw Out the Books, Get Out in the Streets: Subjectivity and Space in Japanese Underground Art of the 1960s” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Nisbet, James, “Land Is Not the Setting: The Lightning Field and Environments, 1960–1980” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Pepper, Ian, “On the Difference between Serialism and Seriality” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Price, Marshall, “John Ferren and the Development of Abstraction” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Rees, Nathan, “Esoteric Primitivism: The Transcendental Painting Group and Native American Cultures” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Renn, Melissa, “Life in the Art World, 1936–1972” (Boston, P. Hills)

Roach, Leigh Anne, “A Positive, Popular Art: Sources, Structure, and Impact of Gyorgy Kepes’s Language of Vision” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Romberg, Kristin, “Aleksei Gan’s Constructivism, 1917–1928” (Columbia, C. Kiaer)

Samet, Jennifer, “Painterly Representation in New York: 1945–1975” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Scott, Victoria H. F., “Silkscreens and Television Screens: Maoism and the Posters of May 1968 in Paris” (Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Stob, Jennifer, “‘With and Against Cinema’: The Internationale Situationniste and the Cinematic Image” (Yale, D. Joselit, D. Andrew)

Straussman-Pflanzer, Eve, “Felsine Pittrici: The Women Artists of Early Modern Bologna” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Stuart, Carolyn, “American Autoscapes: The View from the Road, 1920–1949” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Tentler, Gregory, “Without Expensive Transport and the Bother of Customs: Piero Manzoni and the Postwar Avant-Garde, 1956–1963” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Terjesen, Lori Ann, “Collecting the Brücke: Their Prints in American Museums” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Terry, Andrea, “‘Living History’ in Canada: Representing Victorian Culture in the Multicultural Present” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Theodore, Molleen, “Beyond ‘Meaningless Work’: The Art of Walter De Maria, 1960–1977” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Timpano, Nathan J., “The Semblance of Things: Corporeal Gesture in Viennese Expressionism” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Tóth, Edit, “From Activism to Kinetism: Modernist Spaces in Hungarian Art, 1918–1930; Budapest–Vienna–Berlin” (Penn State, N. Locke)

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

Walz, Jonathan Frederick, “Abstract Portraiture and the American Avant-Garde, 1912–1927” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Wang, Peggy, “Responding to the World: Contemporary Chinese Art, Exhibitions, and Criticism in the 1990s” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Waxman, Lori, “A Few Steps in a Revolution of Everyday Life: Walking with the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Webb, Emily Taub, “On Site-Specificity: A Genealogy” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Wu, Ching-Hsin, “Japan Encounters the Avant-Garde: The Art and Thought of Koga Harue (1895–1933)” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Yoo, Hyejong, “The Quest for Legitimate Modernity with the People: Minjung Misul in the 1980s” (Cornell, A. Pan)

Zhu, Xiaoqing, “Pang Xunqin (1906–1985): A Chinese Avant-Garde, 1925–1945” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)