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

Twentieth Century
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2019

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Árnadóttir, Heiđa, “The Conceptual, the Romantic, and the Nonhuman: The SÚM Group and the Emergence of Contemporary Art in Iceland, 1965–1978” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Carter, Kristen, “Enraged and Confused: Art After Student Revolt, circa 1970” (The University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Chatterjee, Sria, “Naturing the Nation: Art and Design in India, 1870s-1970s” (Princeton, E. daCosta Meyer and R. DeLue)

Cohen, Lucas, “Port of Flanders: Jef Guys and Belgium in the 1970s” (Columbia University, R. Krauss)

De Laforcade, Sonia “AUDIO-VISUAL: The Slide as Medium In Brazilian Art” (Princeton, I. Small)

Farmer, Sophia Maxine, "Of Flesh and Metal: The Artificial Yet Living Being in Italian Futurist Art and Literature" (University of Wisconsin-Madison, B. Buenger and A. Andrzejewski)

Fine, Jonathan “The Throne from the Grassfields: History, Gifts, and Authenticity in the Bamum Kingdom, 1880-1929” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Gabriel, Douglas, “Over the Mountain: Realism Towards Reunification in Cold War Korea, 1980-1994” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

Glasscock, Ann, “Hudson Roysher: Silversmith, Designer, Craftsman” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, N. Marshall)

Isotani, Yusuke, “Arts et Métiers PHOTO-Graphiques: The Quest for Identity in French Photography between the Two World Wars” (CUNY-Graduate Center, R. Golan)

Isto, Raino, “Monumental Endeavors: Sculpting History in Southeastern Europe, 1960—2016” (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Johnson, Grant, “Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World,” (University of Southern California, S. Hudson)

Johnson, Lauren A., "'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960" (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Erasing the Avant-Gardes: Anti-Modernism in French Art History, Criticism, and Education, 1920-1944”, (Duke University, M. Antliff)

Richmond-Moll, Jeffrey, “Roots/Routes: Religion and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1935” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Romero, Rosalia, “Anarchism and Visual Culture in Greater Mexico, 1910-1950”, (Duke University, E. Gabara)

Rosati, Lauren, “Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1928-33” (CUNY-Graduate Center, E. Braun)

Sánchez, Marisa, “The Beckett Effect: The Work of Stan Douglas, Paul Chan and Tania Bruguera” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Scalissi, Nicole, “Something to See Here: Staged Violence in Contemporary Art” (University of Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Sharpe, Gemma, “Minor Forms, Dismantled Norms: Mediums of Modernism in Pakistan” (CUNY-Graduate Center, C. Bishop)

Stephan, Kyle, "Cosmic Noise: Juan Downey and the Postcolonial Politics of Cold War Communication" (Stanford University, P. Lee)

Stolte, Sarah, “Becoming Yeffe Kimball: Modernism, Gender, and the Construction of a ‘Native’ Identity, 1935-1978” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, N. Mithlo/A. Andrzejewski)

Stoltzfus, Eleanor, "New Womanhood and the Bauhaus: The Avant-Garde Photography of Lucia Moholy" (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Stutterheim, Sydney, “Accomplices in Art: The Expansion of Authorship in the 1970s and 80s” (CUNY-Graduate Center, D. Joselit)

Tifentale, Alise, “The ‘Olympiad of Photography:’ FIAP and the Global Photo-Club Culture, 1950-1965” (CUNY-Graduate Center, S. Wilson)

White, Rachel, "Graphic Sensations: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930-1945" (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Yasumura, Grace, "Invisible Men, Invisible Women: Labor, Race, and the (re)Construction of American Citizenship in New Deal Post Office Murals” (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)