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

Architectural History/Urbanism/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abdon Guimaraes, Danielle, “Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Bernstein, Meg, “Civil Service: English Parochial Architecture, 1170-1250” (UCLA, M. Cohen)

Bolli, Christine, “Cistercians in Twelfth Century Southern France and Their Architecture: A Microcosm of Medieval Society” (University of California, Santa Barbara, H. Badamo)

Boomer, Megan, “Landscapes of Salvation: Architecture and Memory in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem” (University of Pennsylvania, R. Ousterhout)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

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

Bullock, Nathan, “Architecture and the Performance of Citizenship in a Global City: Singapore, 1965-2015” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Caissie, Todd, “Negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman Commemorative Monuments in Southern France” (Rutgers University, J. Kenfield III)

Champlin, Sara, “Privatization and Sub-Division of Public Baths in Western Asia Minor, 400-700 A.D.” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, N. Cahill)

Chase, Mallorie, “The State at Home: Building Politics and Intimate Propaganda during Portugal's Dictatorship, 1933-74” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Christiaens, Karen E., “Passageways to Public Space: Monumentalizing the Greek Polis in the Hellenistic and Imperial Periods” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Cobb, Dariel, “Building Négritude: Francophonie, Tropicalité, and Invented Tradition” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Cook, English J, “Urban, Embodied: Cinema and a Phenomenology of Architecture” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L Cohen)

Custer, Lee Ann, “Urban Voids: Picturing Light, Air, and Negative Space in New York, 1890–1930” (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja; D. Brownlee)

Davis, Laurin Goad, “Fighting for the Children: Architecture and the Student Body, 1904 to 1940” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

De Wit-Paul, Alissa, “New Mexico on the Margins of Eco-architecture in 1960s and 1970s America” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Devol, Jaimie, “‘Impelled by the Power of Living’: The Ideology and Architecture of Frank Furness and Louis Sullivan” (Boston University, K. Morgan)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Exploration of Hierotopy in Residential, Commercial, and Civic Architecture” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Dale)

diZerega, Laura, “The Bureaucracy of Empire: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Rhenish Church Architecture, 1815-40” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Wittman)

Donato, Elizabeth, “A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School's Ephemeral Architectures, 1952-1982” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle from 1600-1660” (Duke University, S. Galletti)

Dykstra, Lia, “Exhibiting the Medieval: The Use of Historicist Architecture in Modern Iberian Expositions” (Brown University, S. Bonde)

El Hayek, Chantal, “‘Terrestrial Urbanism’: The Société Française des Urbanistes in the Interwar Years” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Engler, Rachel Julia, “Televangelical Space, 1958–1981” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Fathi, Samira, ”Representing Eighteenth-Century Isfahan: Urban Spaces and Architectural Patronage” (University of California at Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Feniak, Hannah, “Material Difference: Developing Architecture, Economy and State in Late Francoist Spain” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L Cohen)

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

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

Forstall, Charlotte, “The Roman Imperial Arch Monument in Topographic Context” (Indiana University, J. Van Voorhis)

Franklin, Anna, “Making Big Great Again: The New Monumentality in Art-Architecture Collaboration, 1940-1980” (Washington University in St. Louis, J. Klein)

Gordon, Addie “Constructing the Culture Pilgrim: Architecture and Revitalization in Santiago de Compostela” (Binghamton University, P. Smart)

Granston, Willie, “Like it Growed There”: Resort Architecture and the New England Landscape 1875-1915” (Boston University, D. Abramson)

Guidelli-Guidi, Matilde, “Archipelagos of Knowledge: Le Corbusier’s Museums, 1919–1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Gupta, Huma, “The State Between Dwelling & Building: Sarifa Settlements and the Formation of Iraq” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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

Hayat, Sara, “Theories of Space in Early Postwar Germany: 1946-1952” (Brown University, D. Neumann)

Hoge, Heather, “From Conqueror to King: Roger II’s Early Building Program of Cefalù Cathedral in a Multicultural Context” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Kinias, Erica “Building an Order: Architecture, Space, and Gender among Isabelle of France’s Rule of Sorores minores” (Brown University, S. Bonde)

Kodzhabasheva, Ani, “Architecture at the Intersection of Empires: Building a Balkan Nation between the Ottoman, Tsarist, and Austro-Hungarian Domains, 1864-1912” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Lee, Craig, “Skyline Spectacular: Architecture, Aesthetics and Outdoor Advertising in the American City” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Levins, Peter, “Fascism's Adriatic Empire: City Politics and Architectural Production in Interwar Croatia” (Brown University, D. Neumann)

Lockard, Jesse, “From the Ground Up: Yona Friedman and the Postwar Reimagining of Architecture” (University of Chicago, K. Taylor)

Lopez, Albert, “The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning, and Politics in Mexico: 1938-1958” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Makeda, Lillian, “The Emergence of the Tsin Bee Hooghan as a Symbol of Navajoness” (University of New Mexico, C. Mead)

McGill, Jinny, “Science Visualized: Art, Architecture, and the Display of Modern Japanese Science, 1851–1938” (Penn State, M. Desai)

Miller, Hasbrouck, “State Architecture of the Argentine Interior under Juan Domingo Perón, 1946-1955” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Niedbala, Steven, “Penal Aesthetics in the United States, 1950-1985” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Nordyke, Marisa Gomez, “Fabricating the American Dream: Stressed-Skin Technology and the American Home, 1930-1965” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

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

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

Purdy, Janet, “Carved Swahili Doors: Gateways of Status, Trade, and Transaction in East Africa” (Penn State, W. Dewey)

Rawlings, Courtney, “The Architecture of Red Los Angeles” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Schlothan, Betty, “Visual Constructions and Assertions of Community in the Early Modern Towns of the German Erzgebirge” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Seltzer, Kylynn, “Housing Identities: Racial Anxieties in Paris, 1870-1892” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

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

Singh, Saarthak, “Places of Piety, Sites of Sovereignty: Temple and Mosque in Medieval Malwa ca. 1050-1440” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, F. B. Flood)

Skinner, Bill, “The Afterlife of the Plantation? Mass Housing and Town Planning in Barbados, 1930-1970” (Brown University, I. Osayimwese)

Soltani, Zohreh, “Tehran: a symptomatic rendering of public architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough and N. Um)

Spivey, Dylan, “Contested Classicism: Palladianism and the Invention of the English Baroque, 1715-1757” (University of Virginia, D. Fordham)

Stritzler, Nina, “Architecture at MoMA, 1929-1949: Defining a Curatorial Practice” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Bletter)

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Upart, Anatole, “Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City, 1450-1750” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson)

Valle, Luisa, “The Beehive, the Favela, the Mangrove, and the Castle: Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1885 to 1945” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Gutman)

Varner, Jessica, “Chemical Desires (1850-1929): Making the Architectural Materials of Modernity” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382-1432” (Columbia University, F. Benelli)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of an English Urban Castle” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Wan, Sim Hinman, “Third-Space Colonial Architecture: Dutch and Chinese Philanthropic Establishments in the Urbanization of VOC Indonesia, 1640-1740” (University of Illinois at Chicago, M. Pollak)

Wasielewski, Amanda, “Between the Cracks: From Squatting to Tactical Media Art in the Netherlands, 1979-1993” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Wei Chen, “The Monasteries of Altan Khan: Mongolian-Tibetan-Chinese Relations Reflected in Timber Frame Architecture of Fifteenth-Seventeenth-century Mongolia” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Winston, ElDanté, “Violence and Italian Renaissance Architecture: The Production of Militarized Space” (MIT, L. Jacobi) [the second “e” in ElDanté has an acute accent]

Woudstra, Rixt, “Countering Independence: Architecture, Decolonization and the Design of Stability in British Africa (1945-1963)” (MIT, T. Hyde)

Yang, Zhiyan, “Contemporaneity and Historicity of the Architecture in Post-Cultural Revolution China: New Architecture across Languages, Media, and Histories, from 1980 to 2005” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)