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

Nineteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Berger, Sara, "L’Horloge qui chante: Technics, Aesthetics, and Telling Time in Late Nineteenth-Century France" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Contractor, Tara, "British Gilt: Gold in Painting 1790–1914" (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Dumont, Anna, "From Design Reform to Fascist Craft: Women and Italian Textile Labor 1870–1945" (Northwestern University, R. Zorach, C. Kiaer)

Garber, Laurel, "'Between Technology and Magic’: Style, Politics, and History in the French Etching Revival" (Northwestern University, S. H. Clayson, C. Swan)

Gotway, Kirstin, "Egypt in British Visual Culture from the 1800s to 1860s" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, D. O'Brien)

Heidenreich, Claire, "Decoration and Devotion: The Catholic and Theosophic Art of the Nabis" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Hepburn, Victoria, "William Bell Scott’s Victorian Art Worlds" (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Karrels, Nancy, "Visual Provenance: The Iconography of Cultural Conquest in France, 1796–1830" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, D. O'Brien)

Kong, Hyoungee, "Fleshly Japonisme: Japonisme and Women’s Bodies in France 1870–1914" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Levy Haskell, Gavriella, "'The Imaginative Painter': Visual Narrative and the Interactive Painting in Britain, 1851–1914" (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Olson, Christine, "Owen Jones and the Epistemologies of Nineteenth-Century Design" (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, "The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude)—The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853–1911)" (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Sham, Shirlynn, "Visual Modernity and the Industrial Subterranean, 1826–1941" (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Stanton, Miriam Ashkin, "Gravitational Imagination: Picturing Suspension from Eadweard Muybridge to the Space Age" (University of Pennsylvania, A. Dombrowski, M. Leja)

Stapleton, Judith, "William Orpen: Modernist" (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Walkiewicz, Alice, "From the ‘Song of the Shirt’ to the Call to Organize: The Seamstress in Late-19th-Century Art in Europe and the United States" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Wang, Bing, "William Pryor Floyd (1834–ca.1900): The Art and Business of Photography in Nineteeth-Century Hong Kong" (Case Western Reserve University, A. Rager)

Wells, Lindsay, "The Cultivation of Beauty: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement, 1860–1900" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, N. R. Marshall)

Weston, Sarah, "Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space" (Yale Uniiversity, P. Fry, T. Barringer)

Young, Colin, "Desert Places: The Visual Culture of the Prairies and the Pampas across the Nineteenth Century" (Yale University, J. Raab)