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

Drawings/Prints/Works on Paper/Artists' Books
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Alarcon, Carolina, “Materia Medica: Anatomical Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Spain” (Florida State, S. Leitch)

Bacon, Elizabeth, “Drawing Machines: The Manual and the Mechanical in Art of the Early Republic” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Baker, Devon, “Re-Centering the Renaissance Print: Printmaking and Artistic Exchange in Milan, ca. 1480–1530” (Temple, A. West)

Banas, Paulina, “The French Orientalist Book Industry (1840–80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1719) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Berman, Daniella, “Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Rosso, Rovezzano, and Rustici and the Language of Transgression, 1500–1530” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia, J. Crary; A. Higonnet)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Buck, Sarah, “Prints and Professional Habits during the Reign of Louis XIV: The Grotesque Costumes of the Trades by the Larmessin (ca. 1688–1695)” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Buckley, Cali, “Early Modern Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print: 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Dalton, Caitlin, “Imprinting Art and Ideology: Memory and Pedagogy in the Early German Democratic Republic” (Boston, G. Williams)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963–1984)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Dunn, Ashley E., “Graphic Paris: A Study of Urban Etching, 1850–1880” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Faust, Marta, “‘Was sichst Du?’: The Instrumentation of Sight in Early Modern Visual Anomalies” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Feiman, Jesse, “History, Politics, and Taxonomy in Habsburg Vienna: Adam von Bartsch (1757–1821) and the Natural History of Art” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Fischer, Elizabeth, “Representing Space in Early Carolingian Gospel Books” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Floyd, Emily, “Matrices of Devotion: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Limenian Devotional Prints and Local Religion in the Viceroyalty of Peru” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Fucci, Robert, “Jan van de Velde II (ca.1593–1641): The Printmaker as Creative Artist in the Early Dutch Republic” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Henneman, Jennifer, “Her Representation Precedes Her: Transatlantic Celebrity, Portraiture, and Visual Culture, 1865–1895” (Washington, S. Casteras)

Horbatsch, Olenka, “Impressions of Innovation: Early Netherlandish Printmaking, 1520–1545” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Hughes, Heather, “Custom and Character: Delineating Identity and Morality in the Early Modern Costume Print, 1600–1650” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Kang, Changduk, “Visualized Production: Plates in the Encyclopédie and the Descriptions des arts et métiers” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Kenmotsu, Jeannie, “The Color Revolution: Printed Books in Eighteenth-Century Japan” (Pennsylvania, J. Nelson Davis)

Knazook, Elizabeth, “The Photographically Illustrated Book in Nineteenth-Century Canada” (Queen’s, J. Schwartz)

Kobasa, Clare, “Printmaking in Sicily, 1576–1714” (Columbia, M. Cole)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “Pastoral as Genre and Method: Nature and the Environment in Northern Italian Painting, ca. 1490–1530” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Lee, Casey, “Taste, Passion, Ambition, and Practice: Dutch Artists and their Collections of Works on Paper, 1600–1750” (Queen’s, S. Dickey)

Lincoln, Matthew, “Modeling the Network of Dutch and Flemish Print Production, 1550–1750” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Mandarino, Grant, “Seeing Class: Graphic Satire and the Cultivation of Radicalism in the Weimar Republic” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Marraccini, Alexandra, “Unfolded Worlds: Allegory, Alchemy, and the Image As Structure of Knowledge In Early Modern Northern European Scientific Books” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Martinez, Trinity, “The Rise and Fall of the Civilized Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

McBryde, Brynne, “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Michelon, Christina, “Interior Impressions: Printed Material in the Nineteenth-Century American Home” (Minnesota, J. Marshall)

Mumtaz, Murad, “Remembering the Friends of God: An Unclaimed Genre of Indian Devotional Portraiture” (Virginia, D. Ehnbom)

Shea, Laura Elizabeth, “Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann, and the American Landscape” (UIUC T. Weissman)

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

Simmons, Elizabeth, “Volterrano as a Draftsman: Drawing in Late Seicento Florence and the Rise of the Connoisseur-Collector” (Delaware, D. Stone)

Simpson, Nicole, “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Slodounik, Aaron, “The Painter and his Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Smucker, David, “Street Views: Automotive Vision and Post War American Photobooks” (Stony Brook University, B. Belisle)

Torbert, Amy, “Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Trittipo, Kathryn, “A Visual Affair: Material Culture and l’Affaire Dreyfus” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The Turbaned Heads, Each Wrapped in Twisted Folds of the Whitest Silk’: Images of Muslims in Netherlandish Art, 1400–1700” (Rice, D. Wolfthal)

Vincent, Normandy, “Graphic Virtuosities and their Vicissitudes: Reproductive Printmaking and Emulation in Rudolfine Prague” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Wellington, Alexandra “The Art of Sympathy: Picturing the British Abolition Movement, 1776–1833” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning, and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple, M. Hall; A. West)

Young, India, “Cultural imPRINT: Contemporary Northwest Coast Native Art in Print” (New Mexico, J. Szabo)