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

Drawings/Prints/Work on Paper/Artistc Practice
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Anderson, Emily R., “The Bespoke Book: Experimental Printing in Early Modern Italy” (University of Southern California, D. Bleichmar)

Bailey, Jess, “Precarious Lines: Drawing Violence, Desire, and Bodily Difference in Europe's First Age of Gunpowder, 1300-1500” (UC Berkeley; Beate Fricke)

Baker, Devon, “Re-Centering the Renaissance Print: Printmaking and Artistic Exchange in Milan, ca. 1480-1530” (Temple University, A.West)

Bane, Sarah N., “Join the Club: Regional Print Clubs in the United States during the Interwar Period” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E.B. Robertson)

Berman, Daniella, “Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Bernick, Elizabeth, “Drawing Connections: Cesare da Sesto's Sketchbook and the Production of Style” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Bernstein, Margot, “Carmontelle's Profile Pictures and the Things that Made Them Modern” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Blair, Susannah, “Constantin Guys and Modern Life: 1840-1870” (Columbia University, J. Crary)

Bock, Amanda, “Paul Strand: Envisioning Community, 1940-1955” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Boulden, Ashley, “Licentious Prints: The Persistence of the Rococo and the Malleable Antique in French Ornament Prints and Interiors, 1737-1788” (Univeristy of Virginia, S. Betzer)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Hyde)

Challenger, Alexandra “Measuring the Heavens: Printed Instruments, Illustrations, and the Construction of Cosmography in Early Modern Germany” (Florida State University, S. Leitch)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963-1984)” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

DiBenedetto, Erica, “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980” (Princeton, B. Doherty and H. Foster)

Dunn, Ashley, “Urban Etching: The Printmaking of Modern Paris, 1850-80” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Feiman, Jesse, “The Natural History of Art: Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821) and the Historical Classification of Prints” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Fisher, Kylie, “Imprinting Antiquity: Re-Inventing the Past through Prints in Sixteenth-Century Rome” (Case Western Reserve University, E. Benay)

Foner, Daria Rose, “Andrea del Sarto and Artistic Collaboration in Renaissance Florence” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Garber, Laurel, ““Between Technology and Magic”: Style, Politics, and History in the French Etching Revival” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Gaylord, Kristen, “‘Infiltrate the Masses’: Corita Kent's Didactic Pop” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Goldschmidt, Michal, “Interwar Explorations of Empire and British Identity: Modernism in Mandate Palestine” (Brown University, C. Martin)

Golobish, Laura, “Imagining Scotland: the Picturesque and Celtic as a Nation’s Present and Past in the mid-nineteenth century” (University of New Mexico, S. Anderson-Riedel)

Johnson, Josie “Before the Iron Curtain: Margaret Bourke-White’s Early Soviet Photgraphs” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Kliger, Marina, “'Une Histoire Particulière': The Troubadour Style and Gendered Historical Consciousness in Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow & M. Martin)

Kobasa, Clare, “Sacred Impressions: Printmaking in seventeenth-century Sicily” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “The Pastoral Book as a Visual Object: Nature in Poetry, Print and Illumination in the Veneto, ca. 1480-1550” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Kremnitzer, Kathryn, “Transition and Translation: Manet's Watercolors in the 1860s” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Lauricella, Natalia, “Collaboration in Color: Master Printers and the Avant-Garde in Belle Époque France” (University of Southern California, V. Schwartz)

Lipkowski, Kristin, By Subscription: Marketing Art and Ideology in the Enlightenment (University of Illinois at Chicago, N. Dubin)

Mansfield, Margaret, “Through Dutch Eyes: Illustration of the Rituals and Religions of India for the Early Modern European Market” (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Jensen Adams)

Martin, Kelsey, “Inscribing the Public Sphere(s): Parisian Women Printmakers from 1715 to 1815” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff; University of Florida, Gainesville, M. Hyde)

Mathwig, Alexandra “Curating the Photographic Modern: John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, 1962-199” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Mickevicius, Emilia, “New Topographics and the Reinvention of American Landscape Photography, 1975” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Minton, Laura, “‘I’ve been all over this world four times’: Travel, Place, and Memory in the Art of Joseph E. Yoakum” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis/C. Eldredge)

Monty, Emily, “Printmaking in Rome in the Age of Philip II” (Brown University, E. Lincoln)

Nakamura, Jun, “Prints and Printedness: Mark-making, Meaning, and Perceptions of Print in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

Neumann, Eleanore, “The Global Landscapes of Maria Graham (1785-1842)” (University of Virginia, D. Fordham)

Ryan, Caitlin, “Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Shahi, Kimia, “Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Shan, Dan, “Drawing Connections: Models, Sketches, and Design Transfer From the Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes and Beyond” (Rice University, S. Huang)

Shea, Laura Elizabeth. “Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann and Feminist Road Trip Vision” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Simmons, Elizabeth, “Volterrano as a Draftsman: Style, Technique, and Connoisseurship of Drawings in Seicento Florence” (University of Delaware, D. Stone)

Slodounik, Aaron, “The Painter and his Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Turpijn, Saskia, “The Nineteenth-Century British Printmaker” (Virginia Commonwealth University, E. Garberson)

Wehn, James, “Inventing the Market: Authenticity, Replication, and the Prints of Israhel van Meckenem” (Case Western Reserve University, C. Scallen)

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple University, M. Hall; A. West)

Yohalem, Hannah, “Movement and Arrest: Jasper Johns, 1954-1968” (Princeton, H. Foster)