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

Art of the United States
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2005

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Addeo, Deborah, “The New York City Hall Portrait Collection: 1790–1830” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Bell, Adrienne Baxter, “George Inness: Painting Philosophy” (Columbia, D. Rosand, B. Novak)

Brown, Mikell, “The Photographer's Wife: Emmet Gowin's Photographs of Edith” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Burdan, Amanda C., “Amyricaines in Paris: The Role of Women Artists in the Formation of America's Cultural Identity, 1865–1880” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Colaizzi, Vittorio, “Robert Ryman, Painting as Actuality: 1953–1969” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Davis, Meredith, “Fool's Gold: American Trompe l'Oeil and the Gilded Age” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Dumbadze, Alexander Blair, “How Images Became Texts in Contemporary American Art” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Ellsworth, Kirstin Lynne, “Icons on the American Landscape in the 1960s: Mapping the Culture of Car and Road” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

Evans, Carlton, “Sight/Nonsite: Robert Smithson's Dialectics of Vision” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Geiger, Melissa, “Robert Rauschenberg's Oracle, Soundings, and Carnal Clocks: A Socio-Historical Critique” (Penn State, J. Porter)

Hanson, Debra, “Thomas Eakins's Home Scenes of the 1870s” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Hartley, Cody, “Art in an Arid Climate: The Museum of New Mexico and the Cultivation of the Arts in Santa Fe” (UC Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson)

Higginbotham, Carmenita D., “Saturday Night at the Savoy: Blackness and the Urban Spectacle in the Art of Reginald Marsh” (Michigan, R. Zurier)

Hole, Heather, “America as Landscape: Marsden Hartley and New Mexico: 1918–1924” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding)

Hubenthal, John, “A Life in the Newspapers: The American Press and George Grosz” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Jarman, Baird Eustis, “Galahad in the Gilded Age: Edwin Austin Abbey's ‘the Quest of the Holy Grail“ and the Campaign for Civic Virtue” (Yale, J. Prown)

Johnson, Sarah, “Zen and Artists of the Eighth Street Club: Ibram Lassaw and Hasegawa Saburo” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Lemmey, Karen, “Henry Kirke Brown and the Development of American Public Sculpture in New York City, 1846–1876” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Marshall, Darlene, “The Character of the Home: The Domestic Interior in American Painting, 1862–1893” (Penn State, S. Rich, C. Zabel)

Meschutt, David, “Portraiture of James Monroe (1758–1831)” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Metrick, Lenore, “Collecting Objects/Excluding People: Chinese Subjects and the American Art Discourse, 1870–1900” (Chicago, R. Heller, W. Doniger, W. Hung)

Moody, Meredith, “Ruby C. Williams and Howard Finster: Creating a Unique Touching Experience through Visionary Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Newman, Sarah, “Excavating New York: George Bellows's Landscapes of Modernity” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Orcutt, Kimberly, “‘Revising History’: Creating a Canon of American Art at the Centennial Exhibition” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Ramirez, Yasmin, “Nuyorican Vanguards, Political Actions, Poetic Visions: A History of Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1964–1984” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Rau, Paula, “John Cage: Prints, Drawings and Watercolors, 1978–1992” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Raynsford, Anthony, “Sites of Lost Dwelling: The Figure of the Archaic City in the Discourses of Urban Design, 1938–1970” (Chicago, K. Taylor, W. J. T. Mitchell, D. Cuff)

Richardson, R. Sarah, “Modernism Meets the Farm: Precisionist Paintings and Photographs of Vernacular Architecture, 1915–1940” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Rogers, Karen L., “Checkerboard Grids: Principles and Practices of Spatial Order in the Americas and the Making of Place in New Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Schreyach, Michael, “Towards Pragmatic Painting: Jackson Pollock's Reflexive Potential” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Sheehan, Tanya, “Doctor Photo: The Cultural Authority of Portrait Photography as Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Siddons, Louise, “The Future of the American Race: Reproducing the Racialized Nation in Print Media, 1925–1940” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Speer, George, “Binding Frankenstein: Reclaiming the Self in the Visual Culture of the Machine Age” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Syme, Alison, “Hedgewhores, Wagtails, Cockatrices, Whipsters: John Singer Sargent and His Coterie of Nature's Artful Dodgers” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Uradomo, Stacey, “Legacies, Family Memories, and Identity in the Work of Roger Shimomura, Tomie Arai and Lynne Yamamoto” (USC, R. Meyer, N. Troy)

Wagner, Ann Prentice, “‘Living on Paper’: Georgia O'Keeffe and the Culture of Drawing and Watercolor in the Stieglitz Circle” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Watson, Samuel, “Childhood's End: Representing American Youth, Circa 1940–1970” (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Wilk, Deborah, “The Representation of Immigrants in American Art and Architecture in New York City, ca. 1850–1920” (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Wolfe, Melissa, “‘Proving Up’ on a Claim in Custer County, Nebraska: Identity, Power, and History in the Solomon Butcher Photographic Archive 1886–1892” (Ohio State, B. Groseclose)