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, 2020

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Aaron, Dustin, "Confronting the Wilderness Within: Visualizing Internal Colonization on the Medieval German Frontier, 1130–1220" (IFA/NYU, R. Maxwell)

Brunstrum, Mary, "Parabola City: Saarinen’s Arch, Sacred Architecture and St. Louis’s Modern Parabolic Signature" (Washington University in St. Louis, A. Miller)

Buzila, Ciprian, "Imagining the Modern Nation: Architect Nicolae Ghika-Budesti and the Neo-Romanian Style" (Brown University, S. Bonde, D. Neumann)

Caissie, Todd, "Negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman Commemorative Monuments in Southern France" (Rutgers, 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. D. Cahill)

Chilson-Parks, Laura, "'Et le commanda de bouche madame la duchesse': The Interventions of Margaret of Flanders in the Patronage of Her Burgundian Residences" (Brown University, S. Bonde, J. Muller)

Elston, Miranda, "Architectural Geographies: Architectural Representation in Early Tudor English Imagination (1509–1547)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, T. String)

Feniak, Hannah, "Material Difference: Developing Architecture, Economy and State in Late Francoist Spain" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

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

Fletcher, Jessica, "A Municipal Modernity: Women, Architecture, and Public Health in Working Class New York, 1913–1950" (CUNY, M. Gutman)

Gittleman, Elena, "Legacies of Ancient Theater in Middle Byzantine Visual Culture (ca. 843–1204)" (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker, R. Ousterhout)

Gomez, Marisa, "Fabricated the American Dream: Stressed-Skin Technology and the Home, 1935–65" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Hagen, Emily, "Pietro da Cortona’s Santi Luca e Martina: Rediscovered Relics and the Spectacle of Reform in Seventeenth-Century Rome" (Penn State University, R. Thomas)

Hartsay, Emily, "The Geographic Personifications of the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Karnak" (Penn State University, E. Walters)

Howells, SaraLouise, "Reviving Funerary Arts of Thirteenth-Century France: A Visual Study of Extant Tombs and Drawings of François Roger de Gaignières" (Penn State University, E. Walters)

Jackson-Beckett, Michelle, "Vienna's Other Modernism: Design and Dwelling, 1918–1968" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Jeong, Da-Hyung, "Late Soviet Postmodernism between Historicity and Urbanity" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Keller, Eliyahu, "Drawing Apocalypse: Architectural Imagination in the Nuclear Age" (MIT, T. Hyde)

Larson, Jessica, "Building Black Manhattan: Architecture and the Politics of Respectability, 1857–1914" (CUNY, M. Gutman)

Lesoon, Courtney, "Learning and the City in the Early Islamic World (622–1067 CE)" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Levins, Peter, "Fascism’s Adriatic Empire: Modern Architecture and the Politics of Culture in the Interwar Western Balkans, 1918–1943" (Brown University, D. Neumann, D. Kertzer)

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

Lodwick, Leslie, "Architectures of Schooling: School Construction Systems Development" (UC Santa Cruz, A. Narath)

Lopez, Albert, "The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning, and Politics in Mexico: 1942–1958" (MIT, A. Dutta)

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

McKittrick, Anna Katherine, "The Next Larger Thing: The Open Work at Mid-century" (Emory, T. Cronan)

Mingoia, Jessica, "In Pergula Natus: Inns and Apartments of Pompeii and Herculaneum"(Rutgers, J. Kenfield III)

Rawlings, Courtney Kaye, "The Architecture of Red Los Angeles: Housing Communities for a Postwar Future, 1942–1955" (Emory, T. Cronan)

Sanders, Alisha, "Traditions of Female Civic Patronage in Late Republican and Early Imperial Italy" (University of Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Schmitt, Tori, "The Lost Abbey of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, 1107–1210" (UCLA, M. Cohen)

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

Sluiter, Elizabeth, "Engineering Habitat: Reconstruction, Decolonization, and the Atelier des Bâtisseurs, 1945–1962" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Spencer, Chelsea, "The Contract, the Contractor, and the Capitalization of American Building, 1865–1930" (MIT, T. Hyde)

St. George, Elizabeth, "A 'Beautiful Household' for Czechoslovakia: Krásná Jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927–38" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Thomson, Hannah Maryan, "A Gallery of Stones: The Castilian Frontier City of Ávila, 11th–14th Centuries" (UCLA, M. Cohen)

Tokushige, Kenta, "Being ‘Military Architect’: Building Fortifications in Cosimo I de’ Medici’s Realm" (Penn State University, R. Thomas)

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

Varanese, Sara, "Bhubaneswar's Forest of the Enlightened: Reconstructing a Pilgrimage Centre in Medieval India" (Rutgers, T. Sears)

Vujkov, Aleksandar, "Urbanism and Urbanization in Socialist Yugoslavia" (University of Illinois at Chicago, E. Akcan, M Pollak)

Winston, ElDante, "Violence and Italian Renaissance Architecture: The Production of Militarized Space" (MIT, M. Jarzbomek)

Yang, Zhiyan, " Reinventing Architectural Culture in Post-Socialist China, 1979–2006" (University of Chicago, H. Wu, K. F. Taylor)

Zhang, Xi, "The City's Pleasures: Urban and Visual Culture of Garden Spaces in Shanghai, 1850s–1930s" (University of Chicago, H. Wu, C. Foxwell)

Zhou, Zhenru, "Between the Virtual and the Real: A New Architecture of the Mogao Caves (Dunhuang, China) in 781–1036 CE" (University of Chicago, W.-C. Lin, H. Wu)