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, 2012

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Balsiger, Chris, “The Persistence of an Idea: Emil Kaufmann (1891–1953) and Autonomous Architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Banerji, Shiben, “Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin: Architecture as Global Thought” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Barry, Kristin, “Framing the Ancients: Modern Architectural Interventions at Ancient and Historic Sites” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Begin, Jacob, “Gone But Not Forgotten: The Temporality and Technique of Portraiture on Gravestones in Rhode Island” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Bogdanski, Candice, “Introducing the North to the West: Positioning Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, Norway, in the Canon of Medieval Architecture” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Boivin, Katherine Morris, “Holy Blood, Holy Cross: Architecture and Devotion in the Parochial Complex of Rothenburg ob der Tauber” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Boland Erkkila, Catherine, “Spaces of Immigration: American Railroad Companies, the Built Environment, and the Immigrant Experience” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Bravo, Doris, “Enacting a Collective Utopia: Elements of Performance and Site-Specific Art within the School of Valparaíso, 1965–1992” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

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)

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

Chute, Mahlon, “‘Don’t Fence Me In’: Architecture, Tourism, and Segregation in the Las Vegas Valley” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Clark, Marci Muhlestein, “I.M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, 1945–1970” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Cloud, Jasmine, “Renovation in the Campo Vaccino: The Churches on the Roman Forum from Clement VIII to Alexander VII” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Cohen, Alexis, “Lines of Utility: Outlines, Architecture, and Design in Britain, ca. 1800”
(Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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

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

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

Demchenko, Igor, “Heritage of the Red Orient: Theories and Practices of Architectural Conservation in Soviet Central Asia” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Demerdash, Nancy, “Architecture for Independence: Modern Housing and the Politics of Decolonization in Tunisia, 1908–1970” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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

Dreller, Sarah, “‘A Forum in Fact as Well as in Name’: Time Inc.’s Architectural Forum Magazine, 1932–64” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Looking Across the Iron Curtain: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in a Divided Europe, 1954–58” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Elliott, Jennifer, “The Neoclassical Backcountry: Architecture, Material Culture, and Hybrid Identities in the American South, 1780–1830” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Faircloth, Justin, “From Jim Crow to Gentrification: Race, Architecture, and Tourism in the Urban South, Memphis, Tennessee, 1954–1991” (Virginia, D. Upton, S. Crane)

Fischer, Cynthia, “Thomas Jeckyll, James McNeill Whistler, and the Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (1876–77); A Re-examination” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Fisher, Alison, “The Alibi of Innovation: Late Modern Architecture, Housing, and Technology in France, 1954–1978” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Fox, Jason T., “Palaces on Main Street: John Eberson, Thomas W. Lamb, C.W. & 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)

Genau, Nicholas D., “Innovation upon Precedent: The Institutional Architecture of James Renwick, Jr.” (Virginia, R. 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)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “Twelfth-Century Architecture in the North Sea World: Cross-Sea Patterns of Power, Patronage, and Pilgrimage in Medieval England, Scotland, and Norway” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Guarino, Jean, “Towards a More Vibrant Future: Obsolescence and the Remaking of Downtown Chicago, 1920–1940” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

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

Hara, Mari Yoko, “Places of Performance: Art, Architecture, and Scenography of Baldassare Peruzzi (1481–1536)” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

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

Harlan, Gabrielle R., “The Development of the Pueblo Revival Style: Displaying Race and Gender in the American Southwest, 1895–1925” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Harper, Alexander, “Patronage in the Re-Christianized Landscape of Angevin Apulia: The Rebuilding of Luceria Sarracenorum into Civitas Sanctae Mariae” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

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

Hedrick, Christian, “Modernism with Style: Form, Meaning, and the Origins of Modern Architecture in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Heinrichs, Johanna, “Between City and Country: Francesco Pisani, Palladio, and Sixteenth-Century Architecture in the Veneto" (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Herman, Margaret, “From Berlin to Broadacres: Central European Influence on American Visionary Urbanism, 1910–1935” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Hubregtse, Menno, “Aero-kinaesthetics: Airport Aesthetics and the Regulation of Mobilities in the Terminal” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Hundley, Catherine E., “The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Huynh, Son Van, “Principles of Contemporary Memorial Architecture: An Investigation into the Design Strategies for Commemoration” (York University, S. Hornstein)

Ibrahim, Anwar, “Politics, Controversy, and Design in Post 9/11 American Mosques: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Al-Noor Mosque” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

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

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India's Deccan Region” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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

Kasdorf, Katherine, “Forming Dorasamudra: Temples of the Hoysala Capital in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Kerrigan, Steven J., “Normandy’s Role in the Development of the Flamboyant Style: Decoration, Meaning, and Exchange in Late Gothic Architecture” (Iowa, R. Bork)

Khera, Dipti, “Picturing India’s ‘Land of Princes’ Between the Mughal and British Empires: Topographical Imaginings of Udaipur and Its Environs” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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

Klima, Alice, “A Bohemian Monastery: The Last Bishop of Prague (1301–1343) and the Augustinian Canons at Roudnice on the Elbe” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Kok, Theeng, T., “Rural Villas of Zhejiang” (UCLA, D. Upton)

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)

Lampros, Dean, “Within the Means of All: The American Funeral Industry, Mansions, and Consumer Culture, 1915–2005” (Boston, W. Moore)

Lauritano, Steven, “Schinkel and Spolia” (Yale, C. Wood)

León, Ana María, “Southern Surrealisms: Buenos Aires, 1935–1955” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Lo, Ruth, “Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism, 1907–1943” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Long, Courtney Skipton, “Re-categorizing Great Britain’s Medieval Architecture: A Lesson in Nineteenth-Century Visual Taxonomy” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

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

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Lvovski, Ronald, “Architecture in Asturias, Spain, 722–900” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Mace, Jessica, “Nation Building: Gothic Revival Houses in Canada West, 1841–1867” (York University, M. Thurlby)

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 Twentieth-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Merrill, Elizabeth, “Francesco di Giorgio and the Formation of the Professional Architect” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Mims, Martina, “August Endell’s Construction of Feeling” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

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

Morawski, Erica, “Designing Destinations: Hotel Architecture, Urbanism, and American Tourism in Puerto Rico and Cuba” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Moses, Kelema Lee, “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in Honolulu: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Visualities of a US City in the Pacific (1900–1970)” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Myers, Tracy, “‘Yankee Modern’: Designs for Education by the Architects Collaborative (TAC), 1945–1960” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Neumeier, Emily, “Theaters of Fortune and Triumph: Ottoman Architecture in the Provinces, 1780–1825” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Local Churches of Cruciform Plan in Anglo-Norman Sussex and the New Norman Aristocracy” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Obniski, Monica, “Fashioned by Folk Art and Modernism: Alexander H. Girard’s Postwar American Design Projects” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

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

Paek, Seung Han, “Urbanism, Signs, and the Everyday in Contemporary South Korean Cities” (Ohio State, A. Vinegar)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Papadimitriou, Christiana, “The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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)

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

Rabie, Haneen, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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)

Reynolds, Craig, “Thomas Jefferson and the Design of the United States Capitol, 1776–1826” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Robbins, Karen, “Discipline and Polish: Teaching Domesticity at the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls, 1868–1917” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Rogers, Dylan, “Water Display and Meaning in the High Roman Empire” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

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

Rubenstein, Meghan, “Animate Architecture at Kabah: Terminal Classic Art and Politics in the Puuc Region” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Sablove, Henrietta, “As Facts and Not as Shadows: Four American Architects and Their Travel Impressions” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Sadow, Samuel, “Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949–Present” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Sheldon, Brittany, “Visualizing Cultural Identity: Tradition and Innovation in Wall Paintings by Women in Northern Ghana” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Simpson, Donald E., “Civic Center and Cultural Center: The Grouping of Public Buildings in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit and the Emergence of the City Monumental in the Modern Metropolis” (Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Sirman, Brian, “Concrete Dreams: Architecture, Politics, and Boston’s New City Hall, 1960–2010” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

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

Stead, Adam, “Rebuilding St. Kunibert: Artistic Integration, Patronage, and Institutional Identities in Thirteenth-Century Cologne” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Stewart, Zachary, “The Perpendicular Style Reconsidered: Parish Church Architecture in Late Medieval Norwich” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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)

Tacinelli, Aaron, “Logical Constructions: Rationalities and Politics in Architecture, 1966–1988” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Teriba, Adedoyin, “Afro-Brazilian Ideals in the Architecture of Southwest Nigeria (ca. 1880–1960)” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Tezanos, Lorena “The Architecture of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Sugar Mills: Spaces of Creole Power and African Resistance in Late Colonial Cuba” (CUNY, E. Keber)

Triplett, Edward, “Architectural Reconquest: The Fortified Presence of Christian Military Orders on the Iberian Border with Islam (1150–1400)” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Tritch Roman, Gretta, “The Reach of the Pit: The Architecture and Culture of Grain Exchanges in Chicago and the Midwest, 1875–1929” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Pas de Politique dans L’Atelier: The Institutional Formation of the French Architectural Profession, 1865–1910” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

van der Graaff, Ivo, “The City Walls of Pompeii: Perceptions and Expressions of a Monumental Boundary” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Violette, Zachary, “Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870–1920” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Rationalizing Perception: Psychophysiology and Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1919–1941” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Waits, Mira Rai, “The Spatial Economy of British Colonial Penology in Bengal, 1858–1911” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Walker, Nathaniel, “Frameworks for the Future: Architecture and Urbanism in Science Fiction and Utopia” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Walton, Ann, “The Relationship Between Castle and Cathedral in English Medieval Towns” (Penn State, E. Smith)

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)

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

Yan, Wencheng, “Writing a History of Chinese Architecture: 1920–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Yarger, Colleen Truax, “Louis H. Sullivan: The Aesthetic Movement, Classical Monumentality, and the Skyscraper” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

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

Ziyal, Omer, “The Making of an Ottoman Capital: Edirne’s Urban Landscape, 1361–1488” (Harvard University, G. Necipoglu)