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

Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Benjamin, Aliza M., “From One Emperor to Another: Moctezuma, Charles V, and the Circulation of Aztec Art and Artifacts in Hapsburg Europe” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Brown, Mary, “An Avian Intervention: The Emergence of the Bird in Andean Paracas Art, ca. 600–200 BCE” (CUNY, E. Keber)

Earley, Caitlin, “At the Edge of the Maya World: Art, Politics, and Ritual in the Comitan Valley” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Ellis, Helen Burgos, “Maize Imagery in the Codex Borgia: Ritual, Agriculture, and Society in Late Post-Classic Central Mexico (ca. 1250–1521)” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Gannaway, Amanda, “Visualizing Divine Authority: An Iconography of Lordship on the Late Intermediate North Coast of Peru” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Gassaway, William, “Extraordinary Bodies: Divine Deformation among the Aztecs” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

George, Jeremy, “The Cultural Poetics of Inka Architecture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Hamilton, Andrew, “Scale and the Inca” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Henderson, Lucia, “Bodies Politic, Bodies in Stone: Imagery of the Human and the Divine in the Sculpture of Late Preclassic Kaminaljuyú, Guatemala” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Machado, John “The Murals of Las Higueras, Vera Cruz, Mexico” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

McGarry, Renee, “Exotic Contact: Flora and Fauna in Mexica Visual Culture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Rojas, Alejandra, “Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

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

Siegler, Jennifer, “Interaction and Imitation: Chimú Art after the Conquest by the Inka Empire, 1460–1534” (Emory, R. Stone)

Steinbach, Penny, “Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics” (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Tierney, Meghan, “Embodying Nasca: Sculptural Polychrome Ceramics, ca.1–450 CE” (Emory, R. Stone)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Moche Mural Painting at Pañamarca: A Study of Image Making and Experience in Ancient Peru” (Harvard, T. Cummins)