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, 2021

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Bassi Cendra, Giovanna, "Tectonics of Development: Mineral Extraction and the Architecture of the University-City in South America, 1945–1975" (Rice University, F. López-Durán, G. Hughes)

Berthoud, Marian, "Ruined and Rebuilt: Constructing the Ideal Baroque City after Natural Disasters" (Temple University, T. Cooper, M. Hall)

Brown, Marlise, "The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth" (Temple University, T. Cooper, A. West)

Casalini, Alice, "Paradigms of Beholding: The Architecture of Religious Experience in Gandhāra" (University of Chicago, R. Neer)

"Copplestone, Louis, "Monasteries, Mountains and Maṇḍalas: Buddhist Architecture and Architectural Imagination in India after 750 CE" (Harvard University , J. Kim, Y. Lippit)

El Hayek, Chantal, "The Société Française des Urbanistes and the Invention of Urbanism" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M. Jarzombek)

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

Forniotis, Brittany, "The Architecture of Healing: Hospitals in the Mediterranean (600–1700)" (Duke University, S. Galletti)

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, D. Zolli)

Hardy, Johnathan, "Multivalent Identities: Art, Architecture, and Ritual between Religious Minorities and the Sasanian Aristocracy 224–650 CE" (University of Minnesota, M. Canepa, S. Casale)

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

Keller, Eliyahu, "Drawing Apocalypse: Architectural Representation in the Nuclear Age and the Imagination of the End" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, T. Hyde, M. Jarzombek)

Kherdeen, Riad, "Spectral Modernisms: Decolonial Aesthetics and Haunting in the Aftershock of Morocco's Agadir Earthquake (1960)" (University of California, Berkeley, A. Lenssen)

Kite, Whitney, "The Lay of the Land: Armenian Monasteries in Their Local Landscapes" (Columbia University, H. Klein, A. Shalem)

Kosygina, Nastasya, "Palimpsestuous Urbanism: Infrastructure and the Watery Underwriting of Late Antique Rome" (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa, R. Betancourt)

Larson, Jessica, "Building Black Manhattan: Architecture, Art, and the Politics of Respectability, 1857–1914" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), M. Gutman)

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

Masgras, Alexandra, "Biopolitical Architecture: Public Health, the Built Environment, and Right-Wing Politics in Romania, 1920–1944" (Duke University, P. Jaskot)

Rawlings, Courtney, "The Architecture of Red Los Angeles: Building Low-Cost Housing Communities for a Postwar Future, 1940–1960" (Emory University, T. Cronan, C. Crawford)

Rogers Morris, Sarah, "Photographic Infrastructures: The Framing of American Architectural Photography, 1890–1940" (University of Illinois Chicago, S. Banerji, Ö. Harmansah)

Sadighian, David, "The World Is a Composition: Beaux Arts Design and Internationalism in the Age of Empire, 1867–1914" (Harvard University, A. Payne, P. Del Real)

Varanese, Sara, "Ekamra Tirtha. Urban Landscape and Ecology in a Premodern Pilgrimage Centre" (Rutgers University, T. Sears)

Wang, Y. L. Lucy, "Contagious Places, Curative Spaces: Disease in the Making of Modern Chinese Architecture, 1894–1949" (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Wells, Mallory, "King of Kings: The Visual Cultures of Power and Sanctity in the Visigothic Kingdom and the Early Medieval World," (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa)

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. Lin)

Zou, Yifan, "Competing for Fame: Iconic Timber Pavilions in Chinese Art and Visual Culture" (University of Chicago, W. Hung)