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

Material Culture
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2020

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Forbes, Carlee S., "Making for New Markets: Art, Innovation, and Collecting in Colonial-Era Congo, 1880–1940" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, V. Rovine)

Hensellek, Betty, "The Age of the Polychrome Kaftan: Sartorial Systems of Central Eurasia (400–900 CE)" (Cornell University, B. Anderson, A. Alexandridis)

Luterbacher, Samuel, "Layovers: Japanese Export Lacquer's Transit and Re-use across Early Modern Iberian Empires" (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Milanick, Margaret Fairgrieve, "Big Ideas in Little Boxes: Nation Building in Three Nineteenth-Century American Parlor Games by Milton Bradley & Company" (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

Reinhardt, Chanelle, "Transférer à Paris 'tout ce qu'il y a de beau en Italie': conquêtes matérielles au service de l'édification nationale (1796–1798)" (Université de Montréal, E. Contogouris)

Rokhgar, Negar, "The Overtures of a Muslim Ally: Diplomatic Gifts from Persia to Italy between 1453 and 1630" (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Situ, Xiao, "Emily Dickinson's Window, 1830–1886" (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Steiner, Shannon, "Byzantine Enamel and the Aesthetics of Technological Power, Ninth to Twelfth Centuries" (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker)

Upshaw, Abigail, "Performing Parnassus: Leonardo da Vinci’s Ephemeral Productions at the Court of Milan" (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Ziegenfuss, Jessica, “The Matter of Eva Hesse: Industrial Collage, Latex, and Plastics within Post-War Material Culture, 1964–1969” (University of California, Irvine, J. Nisbet)