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

Art of the Ancient Americas
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

Show completed dissertations

Burian, Shelley, “Aymara Ceremonial Garments and Colonial Bolivian Society (Upper Peru), 1550–1780 CE” (Emory, R. Stone)

Caplan, Allison, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Surface, and Animacy in Nahua Precious Art” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Driggers, Kristopher, “History and Idolatry in the Codex Durán Paintings” (Chicago, C. Brittenham)

Gassaway, William, “Extraordinary Bodies: The Art of Deformation in Postclassic Mexico” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

McKenzie, Andrea, “Indigenous Concepts, Scripted Pictures: Andean Forms in the Drawings of Guaman Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615/1616)” (Emory, R. Stone, W. Melion)

O’Keefe, Julia, “Active Enclosures: Aztec Containers and the Design of Ritual Exchange” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Rose, Diana, “Living Time, Performing Memory: Maya Ceremonies of Foundation and Renewal” (UC Santa Cruz, C. Dean)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Vazquez de Arthur, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects?: On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)