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, 2004

Show in progress dissertations

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

Bacci-Melcher, Francesca, “Impressions in Light: Photographs of Sculptures By Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)” (Rochester, J. Spector)

Baluyut, Pearlie Rose Salaveria, “Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines During the Marcos Years, 1965–1986” (UCLA, A. Boime)

Bartlett, Thomasine, “Vintage Drag: Female Impersonators Performing Resistance in Cold War New Orleans” (Tulane, M. Plante)

Bauer, Jennifer, “Brilliant Phantasy: The Art of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Beischer, Thomas G., “Great Expectations: Provisional Modernism and the Reception of J. J. P. Oud” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Bowen, Dore, “Danger Box: Fluxphotography and Martin Heidegger’s Phenomenology” (Rochester, M. Holly, D. Crimp)

Bryan-Wilson, Julia, “Art/Work: Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Artistic Labor in the Vietnam War Era, 1965–1975” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Buchwald, Nancy, “Anxious Embodiments: Revenants of American Jewish Masculinities in Barnett Newman’s Stations of the Cross” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Christ, John X., “Painting a Theoretical World: Stuart Davis and the Politics of Common Experience in the 1930s” (MIT, M. Leja, D. Friedman)

Cronin, J. Keri L., “Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper National Park” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Doyle, Katherine Rangoon, “John B. Flannagan (1895–1942): A Reexamination of His Life and Work” (CUNY, G. Levin)

Duganne, Erina Deirdre, “Looking In/Looking Out: The Intersection of Race, Subjectivity, and Feelings in 1950s and 1960s U.S. Photography” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Erten, Erdem, “In Pursuit of Cultural Continuity: The Architectural Review, 1947–1971” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Evans, Sarah, “Situating Cindy Sherman: Artistic Communities, Cultural Allegiances, and Critical Agendas, 1975–1984” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Friedman, Julia P., “The Threshold Art of Alexei Remizov” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Golec, Michael J., “Andy Warhol and New Realism” (Northwestern, W. Davis)

Greet, Michele, “Painting the Indian Nation: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Ecuadorian Art, 1920–1960” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Lubar)

Grindstaff, Beverly, “Designing the Mensch Als Kunstwerk: Kant, Hygiene, and the Aesthetics of Health in Wilhelmine Germany” (UCLA, A. Boime)

Hughes, Gordon, “Resisting Abstraction: Cubism, Robert Delaunay, and the Crisis of Representation in Early Twentieth Century French Painting” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Hume, Naomi, “Contested Cubisms: Transformations of the Czech Avant Garde, 1910–1914” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Kunard, Andrea L., “Promoting Culture Through Photography in the National Gallery of Canada and the Still Photography Division of the National Film Board of Canada” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Laxton, Susan, “Paris as Gameboard” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Leppanen-Guerra, Analisa, “‘The Child Lost in the Garden of Time’: Childhood and the Fourth Dimension in the Works of Joseph Cornell” (UC Irvine, D. Tashjian)

Mandell, Elisa, “The Birth of Angels: Posthumous Portraits of Infants and Children in Mexican Art” (UCLA, C. Klein)

McFadden, Jane Porter, “Practices of Site: Walter De Maria and Robert Morris, 1960–1977” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

McShane, Megan, “Exquisite Corpse: The Surrealist Practice of Collective Drawing, 1925–1941” (Emory, C. Poling)

Nastick, K. F., “Like a Fire That Consumes: Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam” (Bryn Mawr, A. A. Donohue)

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Nero, Irene, “Techno-Morphism of Frank Gehry at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

Paluch-Mishur, Michelle, “The Mutable Perspectives of Flight: Futurist Aeropittura and the ‘Golden Age’ of Aviation” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Pasquariello, Lisa, “‘Good Reading’: The Work of Ed Ruscha, 1958–1970” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Relyea, Lane, “Model Citizens and Perfect Strangers: American Painting and Its Different Modes of Address, 1958–1965” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Schoenthal, Rebecca Young, “North Beach to Haight-Ashbury: Underground Artists and Community in 1950s San Francisco” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Schumacher, Bett, “Helen Frankenthaler’s Modernism: Embodiment and Pictorial Ambiguity, 1950–1965” (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Schwartz, Alexandra, “Designing Ed Ruscha: The Invention of the Los Angeles Artist, 1960–1980” (Michigan, E. Dimendberg)

Streb, Jennifer, “Minna Citron: A Socio-Historical Study of an Artist’s Feminist Social Realism in the 1930s” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Tepfer, Ellen, “The Spaces of Everyday Life: Claes Oldenburg, 1959–1969” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Tiampo, Ming, “Gutai and Informel: Post-War Art in Japan and France 1945–1965” (Northwestern, S. E. Fraser)

Willick, Damon, “Conceptualizing Kienholz: Reconsidering Ed Kienholz in Contemporary Art” (UCLA, D. Preziosi) {Diss}

Zugay, Brian C. R., “The ‘New Era’ in Church Building: Progressive Strategies For Ecclesiastical Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century America” (Brown, D. Neumann)