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, 2014

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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; A. West)

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

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 Period North Coast of Peru” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Gassaway, William, “Extraordinary Bodies: The Art of Deformation in Postclassic Mexico” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Lundy, Heather, “Architecture and Placemaking at a Northern Maya City: Ek’ Balam and the Question of Style” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

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

McKenzie, Andrea, “Andean Concepts of the Convergent (tinku), Hidden (ukhu), and Revealed (tikray) in the Colonial Peruvian Drawings of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala’s El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615/1616)” (Emory, R. Stone)

Peterson, Kristi, “Consumption and Construction: Devotional Images and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico, 1325–1521” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

Saracino, Jennifer, “Shifting Landscapes: Depictions of Environmental and Cultural Disruption in the Mapa Uppsala of Mexico-Tenochtitlan” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Schaeffer, D. Bryan, “The Interplay of Movement and Place: Visual Narratives of Travel in the Mixtec Codices” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

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

Strauss, Stephanie, “Rethinking Epi-Olmec: The Art and Epigraphy of the Late Preclassic Isthmus of Tehuantepec” (UT Austin, 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)

Vazquez de Arthur, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects? On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)