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

Sixteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2021

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Burke, Kirsten, "The Art of Writing in Renaissance Germany: Johann Neudörffer’s Calligraphic Revolution" (Harvard University, J. Koerner)

Chang, Samantha, "Listening to Painting, Seeing Music: Intersensorial and Synaesthetic Approaches to Music and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period" (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Coty, Katherine, "Nel Cuore di Tufo: Landscape, Stone, and Regional Identity in Sixteenth Century Tuscia" (University of Washington, S. Lingo, E. Lingo)

de Jong, Emma, "Personification, Zinnespelen, and the Allegorical Print: Modes of Discursive Engagement in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1550–1600." (Emory University, W. Melion, B. Ramakers)

Duntemann, Elizabeth, "(Re)Constructing Chronic Infirmity and Healing: Mal Francese in the Art, Architecture, and Urban Spaces of Early Modern Italy" (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Friedman, Emily, "Transformations: Art, Enigma, and Intellectual Culture, Lyon 1500–1550" (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback, S. Campbell)

Gillette, Lacy, "People Watching in Paper Worlds: Jost Amman (1539–1591) and Picturing the 'Type' in the Early Modern Illustrated Book" (Florida State University, L. Stephanie)

Girard, Virginia, "Geomyths, Rituals, and Folklore in Early Netherlandish Landscape Painting" (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Herbert, Cassandre, "Le mythe de Cérès dans l'art de la Renaissance / The Myth of Ceres in the Art of the Renaissance" (University of Montreal, P. Morel, D. Ribouillault)

Hobbs, Katelyn, "Jan Jansz Mostaert: Tradition and Invention in Sixteenth-Century Haarlem" (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver, S. Brisman)

Janney, Elena, "The Drake Manuscript: Offshore Views of the Sixteenth-Century Caribbean" (Harvard University, J. Koerner)

Jiang, Angel, "Plateresque Fantasies: Architecture and Ornament in Renaissance Spain" (Columbia University, M. Waters)

Meyer, Anthony, "The Givers of Things: Nahua Religious Leaders and the Art of Making Gifts in the Mexica and Early Transatlantic Worlds" (University of California, Los Angeles, S. Nair)

Minden, Ariella, "In Dialogue: Medial Thinking in Bolognese Printmaking, 1500–1530" (University of Toronto, E. Levy)

Mueller, Linda, "Arte-Facts: Drawings as Legal and Juridical Objects in Early Modern Italy" (Harvard University, J. Koerner, F. Pereda)

Perreault, Anna, "Cartographie, Insularité et Pouvoir: Les Représentations Des Îles Égêennes Aux Xve Et Xvie Siécles" (University of Montreal, D. Ribouillault)

Qian, Wenyi, "Crafting Knowledge, Telling Stones: The Art of Pietre Dure Tables in Early Modern Italy, 1550s–1660s" (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Rockey, Tyler, "Riuso e Restauro: Contextualizing the Reuse of Ancient Sculpture and Material Signification in Early Modern Italy " (Temple University, M. Hall, T. Cooper)

Sorgini, Antongiulio, "Art and the Making of Loreto" (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Sternbach, Jessica, "Through the Ears to the Soul: Female Musicians in Dutch Seventeenth-Century Painting" (Temple University, A. West, T. Cooper)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, "Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Takaes de Oliveira, Ianick, "Heavenscapes. The Celestial Paradise in the Art of the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italian Peninsula" (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Vallah, Or, "'I Live in Hell and Paint Its Pictures': Rethinking the Early Modern Art-Making Experience through Affect Theory and Disability Studies" (University of Washington, E. Lingo, S. Lingo)

Weitzman, Margo, "Mediated and Constructed Realities: India through the Eyes of Early Modern Italian Merchants" (Rutgers University, S. McHam, T. Sears)

Woodward, Hayley, "The Codex Xolotl: The Visual Discourse of Place and History in Early Colonial Mexico" (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Young, Rachel, "Picturing Medium: Contours of the Italian Reproductive Print ca.1565–1636" (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell, A. Hyman)

Zappella, Christine, "Monochrome Painting and the Period Body in Andrea del Sarto's Cloister of the Scalzo" (University of Chicago, C. Cohen)