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, 2014

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Açıkgöz, Ümit Fırat, “The Making of Republican Istanbul: Politics of Architecture, Urbanism, and Preservation, 1923–1950” (Rice, S. Hamadeh)

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

Beaulieu, Rebekah, “Designing Culture: The Creation, Preservation, and Interpretation of Three Historic Houses in the American Midwest” (Boston, W. Moore)

Born, George, “Home Rule: Local Historic Districting in the New Boston, 1953–1983” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Bratichak, Meaghan, “‘Non è buon stile dispiacermi’: Agostino Chigi as Patron of the Villa Farnesina” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Bravo, Doris, “Adventures on Paper and in Travesía: The School of Valparaíso Visualizes America, 1965–1984” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

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

Carey, Dwight, “Building the Creolized Empire: Architectural Mixture in the French Colonial World, 1659–1810” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

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

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

Coleman, William, “Something of an Architect: Thomas Cole and the Country House Ideal” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

D’Arista, Carla, “Instruments of Power: The Artistic Patronage of the Three Pucci Cardinals (1513–1547)” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Daly, Kathleen, “Shapely Bodies: Women, Architecture, and the Material World of Health, 1865–1940” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Davidson, Rowan, “A Home in the City: Space, Place, and Memory in Two Chicago Public Housing Complexes” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Dawood, Azra, “Beginning the World Again: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Architecture of Protestant Internationalism (1919–1946)” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Demchenko, Igor, “Heritage of the Red Orient: Theories and Practices of Architectural Restoration in Soviet Central Asia” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Desai, Ankur, “Recrafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Hierotopy and the Religious Ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)

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

Donato, Elizabeth, “The Intimate City: The Valparaiso Architecture School in the Urban Sphere, 1952–1972” (CUNY, A. Indych Lopez)

Dribin, Andrew, “Wilderness Years of Chicago: Saving Nature in a Postwar Metropolis, 1945 to the Present” (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)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle from 1560–1660” (Duke, S. Galletti)

Faletti, Rina, “Undercurrents of Urban Modernism: Water, Architecture, and Landscape in California and the American West” (UT Austin, R. Shiff; M. Charlesworth)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Goshen Nurith, “Emergence of Palatial Institutions on Crete and in the Southern Levant in the Middle Bronze Age: A Comparative Study” (Pennsylvania, T. Tartaron, P. P. Betancourt, L. Ristvet)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “Transmitting Power: Twelfth-Century Coastal Churches in the North Sea World” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Greenberg, Daniel, “A New Imperial Landscape: Ritual, Representation, and Foreign Relations in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

Guarino, Jean L., “Urban Renewal in the Interwar Era: Construction, Demolition, and the Modernization of Chicago’s Loop, 1918–1942” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

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)

Hausberg, Miranda, “Robert Adam’s Revolution in Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Harvey, Melanee, “Upon this Rock: Mapping Architecture and Material Histories of the Protestant Black Church, 1881–1969” (Boston, K. Morgan)

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

Hochhäusl, Sophie, “Modern by Nature: Architecture, Technology, and the Environment in Austrian Settlements and Allotment Gardens, 1903–1953” (Cornell, S. Pritchard, F. Scott)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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

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)

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

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

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

Kornegay, Kevin, “Ghent Transformed: Historical Imagination and Communal Identity in the Ghent World of 1913” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Kubo, Michael, “Architecture Incorporated: Anonymity in Postwar Modernism” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale, C. Wood, S. Zeidler)

Lee, Craig, “Letter Building: Signage, Modern Architecture, and the American Cityscape” (Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

León, Ana María, “Surrealism for the Masses: Housing the Unconscious from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, 1938–1960” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

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

Manson, Andrew, “Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in ‘Roma Mussolinea’: The Via dell’Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition” (Columbia, M. McLeod)

McKellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: British and American Housing Exhibitions 1940–1955” (Boston, P. Scrivano)

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

Miller, Katherine, “The Office of the Supervising Architect: Transforming American Architectural Practice” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Reconstructing Italian Domestic Architecture: Gio Ponti and Lo Stile, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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)

Narkin, Elisabeth, “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood France, 1499–1610” (Duke, S. Galletti)

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)

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

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)

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, “Replacing 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)

Read, Heather, “Canonizing Modernism: The Sacred Art Movement and the Postwar Crisis of French Identity” (Washington University, J. Klein)

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

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

Rovang, Sarah, “Modernization and Architecture under the Rural Electrification Administration, 1935–1945” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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

Satter, Todd, “The Clearinghouse of Modernism: Post-Perspectival Production in American Architecture, 1928–1946” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “The Abstract City and the Legacies of Postwar Urbanism in Tokyo, Berlin, and New York (1943–72)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Shamble, Camille, “Growing Children Out of Doors: California’s Open-Air School Architecture and Children’s Health, 1907–19” (Virginia, S. Crane)

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

Shinn, Masako, “The Expression of Vernacular Elements in Contemporary Japanese Interior Architecture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Siefert, Rebecca, “The Work of Lauretta Vinciarelli in Context: Artist, Teacher, Theorist” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Smith, Rebecca A., “Measuring the Past: A New Prospective on the Architecture of Reims Cathedral” (Iowa, R. Bork)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic and its Appropriation of the Oxbridge Model” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stewart, Zachary, “The Integrated Interior: Parish Church Architecture in Eastern England, ca.1350–1550” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Middle-Byzantine Monastic Narthex: Architecture and Function – The Case of Mount Athos (Tenth–Eleventh Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Stockstill, Abbey, “From the Mountains to the Sea: Identity and Urbanism in Almohad Architecture” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu; D. Roxburgh)

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

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

Sweeney, Kyle, “Fancying Gothic: Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1480–1520” (Rice, L. Neagley)

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

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: Negotiating the Multiple Spheres of the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the Late Nineteenth Century” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “The Afterlives of Architecture: Preservation, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Third Republic France, 1871–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture of the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382–1444” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Uchill, Rebecca, “Developing Experience: Alexander Dorner’s Exhibitions, from Weimar Republic Germany to the Cold War United States” (MIT, C. Jones)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of One of England’s Urban Castles” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Ward, Josi, “A Place For Our Landless Farmers: Recovery and Reform in the FSA Migratory Labor Camps” (Cornell, M. Lasansky)

Weiss, Claire, “The Construction of Sidewalks as Indicator of Social and Economic Interaction in Ancient Roman Cities” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Wiesenberger, Robert, “Visible Language: Muriel Cooper at MIT” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen, “Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557–1632” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Wolf, Caroline ‘Olivia’, “Isolated Monsters: Neocolonial Architecture, Immigrant Patronage; The Crafting of Transnational Identification in Modern Argentina, 1900–1940” (Rice, S. Hamadeh)

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

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Regional Modernism and Colonialism: Architectural Interaction between Manchuria and Western Japan, 1905–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Young, Antonia, “Green Architecture: The Interplay of Art and Nature in Roman Houses and Villas” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

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