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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2005

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Allan, Ken, “Conceptual Art Magazine Projects and Their Precedents” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Allan, Ken, “Making the Scene: Assemblage, Pop Art, and Locality in 1960s Los Angeles” (Chicago, M. Ward, T. Mitchell, D. Nelson)

Allen, Melissa S. G., “Donald Judd and the Marfa Objective” (Iowa, W. Tomasini, D. Raskin)

Bader, Graham, “Roy Lichtenstein, Pop, and the Face of Painting in the 1960s” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Baum, Kelly, “The Politics of Pleasure: Gender, Desire, and Detournement in the Art of the Situationist International, 1957–1972” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Baum, Rachel Leah, “Andy Warhol 1962–65: The Crisis of Modernist Subjectivity in Abstraction” (Harvard, N. Bryson)

Bellow, Juliet, “Clothing the Corps: How the Avant-Garde and the Ballets Russes Fashioned the Modern Body” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, S. Sidlauskas

Bethke, Jennifer, “From Futurism to Neoclassicism: Temporality in Italian Modernism, 1916–1925” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Brown, Mikell, “The Photographer's Wife: Emmet Gowin's Photographs of Edith” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Budzinski, Scott, “Narcissistic Moments in German Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Carlino, Justin, “Perceptions of Native American Art: American Sculpture and Earthworks” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Casey, Kathryn, “Color and Alienation: Matisse's Theory of Art” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Colaizzi, Vittorio, “Robert Ryman, Painting as Actuality: 1953–1969” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Cushwa, Anne, “Untitled (A Dissertation for Felix Gonzalez-Torres)” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Davis, Caitlin S., “Lee Miller: Photographer of War” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Deeb, Elyse, “The Architecture of Reception: Sculpture and Gender in the 1950s and 1960s” (Brown, H. Vanel)

De Fay, Christopher, “Art, Enterprise, and Collaboration: Richard Serra, Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Claes Oldenburg at the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967–1971” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Donnelly, Brian T., “Graphic Design in Canada since 1945” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Dumbadze, Alexander Blair, “How Images Became Texts in Contemporary American Art” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Ellsworth, Kirstin, “Icons on the American Landscape in the 1960s: Mapping the Culture of Car and Road” (Indiana, Bloomington, J. Kennedy)

Fedders, Kristen, “Pop Art at the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Geiger, Melissa, “Robert Rauschenberg's Oracle, Soundings, and Carnal Clocks: A Socio-Historical Critique” (Penn State, J. Porter)

Gilman, Amy, “Organizing Art: Information Theory and Conceptual Art—A Case Study of the Xeroxbook Exhibition” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Godbey, Emily, “Rubbernecking and the Business of Disaster” (Chicago, J. Snyder, T. Gunning, B. Brown)

Grigor, Talinn, “Cultivat(ing) Modernities: The Society for National Heritage, Political Propaganda, and Public Architecture in Twentieth-Century Iran” (MIT, S. Anderson, A. Dutta)

Hage, Emily, “New York and European Dada Art Journals, 1916–1926: International Venues of Exchange” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Hamilton, Jaimey, “Strategies of Excess: The Postwar Assemblages of Alberto Burri, Robert Rauschenberg, and Arman” (Boston, C. Jones)

Han, Jin, “Modernization and Nationalism: The Rise of Social Realism in South Korea (1980–1988)” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Hart, David, “Memory and the Installation Art of María Magdalena Campos-Pons” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Harris)

Higginbotham, Carmenita D., “Saturday Night at the Savoy: Blackness and the Urban Spectacle in the Art of Reginald Marsh” (Michigan, R. Zurier)

Hubenthal, John, “A Life in the Newspapers: The American Press and George Grosz” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Johnson, Sarah, “Zen and Artists of the Eighth Street Club: Ibram Lassaw and Hasegawa Saburo” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kurchanova, Natasha, “Against Utopia: Osip Brik and the Genesis of Productivism” (CUNY, R. Long)

Kurczynski, Karen, “Beyond Expressionism: Asger Jorn and the European Avant-Garde, 1941–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Lange, Alexandra, “Tower Typewriter and Trademark: Architects, Designers, and the Corporate Utopia” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Manchanda, Catharina, “Reconsidering the Object of Photography: German Artists, Curators, and Critics in Light of ‘Documenta 5’” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Marshall, Jennifer Jane, “The Stuff of Modern Life: Materiality and Thingness in the Museum of Modern Art's Machine Art Show, 1934” (UCLA, M. Kwon, C. Whiting)

Millett, Ann, “Spectacular Spectacles: The Disabled Body on Display in Contemporary Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Newman, Sarah, “Excavating New York: George Bellows's Landscapes of Modernity” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Nugent, Jeanne Anne, “Family Album and Shadow Archive: Gerhard Richter's East, West, and All German Painting, 1949–1966” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Ramirez, Yasmin, “Nuyorican Vanguards, Political Actions, Poetic Visions: A History of Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1964–1984” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Rau, Paula, “John Cage: Prints, Drawings and Watercolors, 1978–1992” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Richardson, Margaret, “The Formation of K. G. Subramanyan's ‘Polymorphic Vision’ of Art in Twentieth-Century India” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Rogan, Clare, “Desiring Women: Constructing the Lesbian and Female Homoeroticism in German Art and Visual Culture, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Romba, Katherine, “Technik und Kultur: The German Architectural Discourse on Iron, 1890–1918” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Schreyach, Michael, “Towards Pragmatic Painting: Jackson Pollock's Reflexive Potential” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Serdari, Thomai, “Albert Mayer, Architect and City Planner: The Case for One Total Professional” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Speer, George, “Binding Frankenstein: Reclaiming the Self in the Visual Culture of the Machine Age” (Washington, A. Miller)

Sudhalter, Adrian, “Johannes Baader and the Demise of Wilhelmine Culture: Architecture, Dada, and Social Critique, 1875–1920” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Tezuka, Miwako, “Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop): Avant-Garde Experiments in Japanese Art of the 1950s” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, M. McCormick)

Wilson, Siona, “Filmic Mode: Feminist Art Practices and the Avant-Garde in North America and Britain during the 1970s” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, C. Kiaer)

Wolfe, Edith Angelica Gibson, “Melancholy Encounter: Lasar Segall and Brazilian Modernism, 1927–1933” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Zeidler, Sebastian, “Defense of the Real: Carl Einstein's History and Theory of Art” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Zullo, Douglas, “Jiri Kolar in Exile: Ubeity and Identity in Two Views of Prague” (Ohio State, M. Mudrak)