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, 2007

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Adams, Ellen, "After the Rain: Surrealism and the Post-World War II Avant-Garde, 1940–1950" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Adams, Virginia, "Illusion and Disillusionment in the Works of Jeff Wall and Gerhard Richter: Picturing (Post)Modern Life" (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Amsellem, Patrick, "Remembering the Past, Constructing the Future: The Memorial to the Deportation in Paris and Experimental Commemoration after the Second World War" (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Andrew, Ellen, "Bodies of the Avant-Garde: Modern Dance and the Plastic Arts, 1890–1930" (Chicago, M. Ward)

Atkins, Gillian Yates, "Ephemeral Installations: Contemporary Canadian Art in the Public Arena" (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Banai, Noit, "Public Disorder: Yves Klein, 1945–1962" (Columbia, J. Rajchman)

Bari, Martha, "Mass Media Is the Message: Yoko Ono and John Lennon's 1969 Year of Peace" (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

Bortolot, Alexander, "Appearance versus Reality: The Representational Turn in 20th-Century Makonde Masks and Performance" (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Cabañas, Kaira, "Toward a Performative Realism: Art in France, 1957–1963" (Princeton, H. Foster)

Chung, Nogin, "Picturing American Women in the Postwar Period" (Minnesota, K. A. Marling)

Curley, John J., "The Art That Came in from the Cold: Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter, 1950–1968" (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Deyasi, Marco, "French Visual Culture and 'Indochina': Modernism, Primitivism, and Colonialism, 1889–1931" (Duke, P. Leighten)

Eisman, April, "Bernhard Heisig and the Cultural Politics of East German Art" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Galligan, Gregory, "The Cube in the Kaleidoscope: The American Reception of French Cubism, 1918–1938" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Hack, Brian, "American Acropolis: George Grey Barnard's Monument to Democracy, 1918–38" (CUNY, S. Webster)

Hamlin, Amy, "Between Form and Subject: Max Beckmann's Critical Reception and Development, ca. 1906–1924" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Holmberg, Ryan, "Garo Manga, 1964–1972" (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Ikegami, Hiroko, "1964: Robert Rauschenberg and the Beginnings of Globalization in Modern Art" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Katsnelson, Anna Wexler, "Red Aesop? The Visual Culture of Late Russian Avant-Garde" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Kim, Jongwoo, "Royal Academicians and the Crisis of Masculinity in Modern England" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Lisiewicz, Malgorzata, "Mission Impossible? Zachęta National Gallery of Art at the End of the 20th Century" (Chicago, M. Ward)

Mansoor, Jaleh, "Marshall Plan Monochrome: The Matrix of Fifties Abstraction" (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

McBreen, Ellen, "The Pimp and the Primitive: Eros and Africa in the Sculpture of Henri Matisse (1906–1909)" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

McCormick, Seth, "Jasper Johns, 1954–1958: Persecution and the Art of Painting" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Minturn, Kent, "Contre-Histoire: The Postwar Art and Writings of Jean Dubuffet" (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Nelson, Andrea, "Reading Montage: The Photography Books of László Moholy-Nagy and Walker Evans" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Noonan, Jennifer, "Romancing the Stone: Printmaking and the Body in the 1960s and 1970s" (Penn State, S. Rich)

Pederson, Amy, "Der Superman, Wie in der Welt Kam Er: Supermen and Modernism in Mid-Century America" (UCLA, M. Kelly, C. Whiting)

Poor, Natasha, "Dirty Art: Reconsidering the Work of Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, and Edward Kienholz" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Pozzi-Harris, Ana Jorgelina, "Peronism and Abstract Art in Argentina, 1943–1945" (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Price, Justine Dana, "Critical Distinctions: Attitudes towards American Abstraction, 1936–1952" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Ritter, Jonathan, "The American Civic Center: Urban Ideals and Compromise on the Ground" (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Rundquist, Leisa, "Firestorms and Conflagrations: The Inflamed Cosmology of Henry Darger" (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Sawicki, Nicholas, "Becoming Modern: The Prague Eight and Modern Art, 1900–1910" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Schwartz, Stephanie, "The Crime of Cuba: Urbanism, Photography, and the Geopolitics of Americanization" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Skurvidaite, Sandra, "States of Self: Carolee Schneemann's Works, 1962–1974" (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Slifkin, Robert, "Philip Guston's 'Return to Figuration' and the Crisis in the Humanities" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Srypzak, Joann, "Sporting Modernity: German Artists and the Athletic Body, 1918–1945" (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Straughn, Marycelka, "Jewish Expressionism: The Making of Modern Jewish Art in Berlin" (Chicago, R. Heller)

Weil, Michael, "Sowing the Seeds of a New Fine Art: Stieglitz, O'Keeffe, and Photography in American Museums" (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Warwick, Acacia R., "Prefabricated Desire: Surrealism, Mannequins, and the Fashioning of Modernity" (UCLA, A. Boime)