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, 2012

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Archino, Sarah, “Reframing the Narrative of Dada in New York, 1910–1926” (CUNY, R. Long)

Ashe, Lisa Frye, “‘The Big Canvas’: Scale, Size, and the Spaces of American Painting, 1948–1968” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Bailey, Robert, “Art and Language and the Politics of Art Worlds, 1969–1977” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Burton, Samantha, “Canadian Girls in London: Negotiating Home and Away in the British World at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” (McGill, C. Nelson)

Campbell, Andrew, “Bound Together: Being-With Gay and Lesbian Leather Communities and Visual Cultures, 1966–1984” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carroll, Katherine, “Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893–1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and Philanthropy” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Carroll, Leanne, “Artist Writings: Critical Essays, Reception, and Conditions of Production since the 60s” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Chuchvaha, Hanna, “The Art of Printing and the Culture of the Art Periodical in Late Imperial Russia (1898–1917)” (University of Alberta, J. Greer, O. Ilnytzkyj)

Considine, Liam, “New Realisms: Pop Art in France, 1962–1968” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Cozzi, Leslie, “‘Un sistema che cambia’: Art, Social Protest, and the Rise of Italian Feminism” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Cronin, Elizabeth, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen, R. Long)

Eckhardt, Sarah Louise, “Hedda Stern and the Abstract Expressionist Context” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Ehya, Shahrzad, “Facing Up to Shirin Neshat’s Women of Allah” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Ferrell, Elizabeth, “The Lack of Interest in Maria Eichhorn’s Work” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Franco, Ana, “Edgar Negret and Eduard Ramirez-Villamizar: Transnational Encounters and the Rise of Modernism in Colombian Art, 1944–1964” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Gasper-Hulvat, Marie, “Malevich’s Post-Suprematist Paintings and the Construction of History” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman and T. Harte)

Geha, Katie, “Like Life: Process, Information, Representation, 1967–1976” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Graber, Lauren, “Gruppe SPUR and Gruppe GEFLECHT: Art and Dissent in West Germany, 1957–1968” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Green, Midori, “Sec’s Appeal: The Secretary in American Popular Culture, 1872–1964” (Minnesota, K. Solomonson)

Griffiths, Jennifer, “Futurist Aeropainting: Extended Women and the Kingdom of the Machine” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast, R. Ricci)

Hartzell, Freyja, “Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Haskell, Caitlin, “Henri Rousseau, 1908 and After: The Corpus, Criticism, and History of a Painter without a Problem” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Ho, Tienfong, “Between Self and Nation: Memory Deterritorialized in Two American Soldiers’ Monuments” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Ikeda, Asato, “Envisioning Fascist Space, Time, and Body: Japanese Painting During the Fifteen-Year War (1931–1945)” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Johnson, Danielle, “Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, 1928–1938” IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and International Modernism in Mexico, 1949–1962” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Katz, Anna, “Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecou’s Sculpture and Drawing, 1958–1971” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Lee, Yulin, “Strategies of Spatialization in the Contemporary Art Museum: An Exploratory Study of New Museums of Contemporary Art in Japan” (IFA/NYU, J-L Cohen)

Lee, Lisa, “Sculpture’s Condition / Conditions of Publicness: Isa Genzken and Thomas Hirschhorn” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Lewis, David, “Francis Picabia and the Problem of Nihilism” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Lindenberger Wellen, Laura, “Looking Forward Together: Three Studies of Artistic Practice in the South, 1920–1940” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Markoski, Katherine, “Elective Affinities: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College, 1948–1953” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

Mednicov, Melissa, “I Only Have Eyes for You: Three Case Studies in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Fandom, and Pop Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Montross, Sarah, “Cartographic Communication: Latin American New Media Artists in New York, Juan Downey, and Jaime Davidovich (1960s–1980s)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Nelson, Adele, “The Monumental and the Ephemeral: The São Paulo Bienal and the Emergence of Abstraction in Brazil, 1946–1954” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Nero, Julie, “Hannah Höch, Til Brugman, Lesbianism, and Weimar Sexual Subcluture” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Pezolet, Nicola, “Spectacles Plastiques: Reconstruction and the Debates on the ‘Synthesis of the Arts’ in France, 1944–1962” (MIT, C. Jones)

Ragain, Melissa, “Test Subjects: Psychology and the Viewer in American Sculpture, 1955–1975” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Ray, Sugata, “In the Name of Krishna: Temple Architecture, Pilgrimage Practices, and the Making of a Cultural Landscape in Vrindavan” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of Soviet Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s: Rabotnitsa, Krestianka, and USSR in Construction” (CUNY, R. Long)

Sels, Kim, “Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait in American Art, 1917–1927” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Shea, Tusa, “Autonomy as a Temporary Collective Experience: Anna Halprin’s Dance-Events, Deweyan Aesthetics, and the Emergence of Dialogical Art in the Sixties” (University of Victoria, A. Antliff)

Sullivan, Marin, “Material Dispersions: Sculpture, Photography, and International Interventions in Italy, 1962–72” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Tobias, Jennifer, “The Museum of Modern Art’s What is Modern? Series, 1931–1988” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Ward, Tara, “Personal Space: Simultaneity in the 1913 Work of Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay” (Boston, J. Cranston)

Washington, Tiffany, “Associated American Artists and the American Art World of the 1930s” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Weiss, Alexandra Davis, “The Artist-as-Celebrity: Picturing Artistic Fame in Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar Magazines, 1921–1951” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Weiss, Francine, “Visual Verses: Edward Weston’s Photographs for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 1941–42” (Boston, P. Hills)

Wellen, Michael, “Pan-American Dreams: Art, Politics, and Museum-Making at the OAS, 1948–1976” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Woodruff, Lily, “Disordering the Establishment: Art, Display, and Participation in France, 1958–1981” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)