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

Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Allais, Lucia, “Will to War, Will to Art: The Architectural Ethics and Aesthetics of Cultural Internationalism 1932–1960” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Allison, Lara, “The Bauhaus in Chicago, 1937–1955” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Al Tal, Raed, “Structures of Authority: A Political Account of Architectural and Urban Programs in Jordan (1970–1999)” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Alvarez-Gonzalez, Manuel Fernando, “From Syndicalism to Imperialism: Josy Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Anderson, Eric, “The Design Theory of Jacob van Falke: Historicism and Cultural Transformation in Ringstrasse Vienna” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, M. McLeod, G. Wright)

Anderson, Sean, “In-Visible Colonies: Modern Architecture and Its Representation in Colonial Eritrea, 1890–1941” (UCLA, S. Nelson; UCB, M. Fuller)

Arioli, Kristin, “Cardinal Raffaele Riario and the Politics of Cultural Patronage in Renaissance Rome (1477–1521)” (USC, E. Howe)

Barrett, Catherine, “Cordes and the First Bastides of France” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)

Barteet, Cody, “Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Myrida: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Batuman, Bulent, “Spaces of Counter-Hegemony: Turkish Architects and Planners as Political Agents in the 1970s” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Blackburn, Marcia, “A Social Architectonics of Science Fiction Film Design” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Brown, Marisa Angell, “Imagined Communities: The Architecture and Image of Public Housing in America (1934–1974)” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Çelik, Zeynep, “Kinaesthetic Impulses: Space, Performance, and the Body in German Architecture, 1870–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Coffman, Peter, “Gothic Revival Architecture in Atlantic Canada” (Queen's University, Kingston, P. du Prey)

Costanzo, Denise, “The Lessons of Rome: Architects at the American Academy, 1947–1966” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Davis, Blair Hixson, “The Drawings of Charles Percier” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Dillon, Jennifer, “Modernity, Sanitation, and the Public Bath: Berlin, 1896–1933, as Archetype” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Dow, Douglas, “Confraternal Piety and Corporate Patronage: The Art and Oratory of the Compagnia di San Giovanni Battista dello Scalzo, Florence” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Eggebeen, Janna, “The American Air Passenger Terminal and Modernity” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Faletti, Rina Cathleen, “Water, Architecture and Landscape in California and the American West” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth and R. Shiff)

Gollannek, Eric, “Colonial Exchange and Visions of Empire in Britain and Its Colonies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Hamilton, Jeffrey, “Adapting the City to Meet Rural Desires: The English Urban Landscape as Surrogate Country House” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Henderson, Amy, “Furnishing the Republican Court: Building and Decorating Philadelphia Homes, 1790–1800” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Holst, Nancy, “A Wise Woman Buildeth Her Home” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Humer, Colleen, “Adolf Loos: A Modern House for the Suburbs” (Toronto, A. Payne)

Hunting, Mary Anne, “Edward Durrell Stone: Perception and Criticism” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Kakar, Shalini, “Fashioning the Divine: Bollywood Stars, Museum Temples and Cultural Politics in Contemporary India” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Kaukas Havenhand, Lucinda, “Creating a Modern Gesamtkunstwerk: Interior Design 1930–1960” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Keen, Ann, “Redefining Modernism: Monumentality and Expressionism in Architecture of the Olympic Summer Games, 1960–1976” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Keller, William, “Urban Architecture for Community and Spectacle: The Roofed Arena in the United States, 1890–1969” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Kiese, Dara, “Public Reception of the Dessau Bauhaus: 1925–1932” (CUNY, R. Long)

Kim, Grace E., “Adalberto Libera's Unita di abitazione orizzontali: Modernization in Housing Typology” (University of Wahington, M. Clausen)

Klee, Jeffrey, “The Five Orders of Beacon Hill” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Koval, Lindsay M., “Architectural Patronage and Liberal Religion at New York's Riverside Church” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Krieg, Annie, “In the Service of the Nation: Medieval and Neo-Medieval Architecture in the Contested Terrain of Breslau/Wroclaw, 1860–1960” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Lamprakos, Michele, “Conservation and Building Practice in a World Heritage City: The Case of Sana'a, Yemen” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Lieber, Jeffrey, “Waging Total Peace: Architecture and Aesthetics circa 1958–1963” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Luce, Kristina, “Revolutions in Parallel: The Integration of Orthographic Projection and Computers into Architectural Design” (Michigan, L. Soo)

Manson, Andrew, “Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in ‘La Grande Roma’: The Via dell'Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition” (Columbia, N. Kampen, M. McLeod)

Marshall, Jessica, “Architecture and Popular Religion: French Pilgrimage Churches of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Maulsby, Lucy, “Architecture and Urbanism in Fascist Italy: Milan 1926–40” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Maxim, Juliana, “The New, the Old, the Modern: Architecture and Its Representation in Socialist Romania, 1955–1970” (MIT, S. Anderson)

McAtee, Cammie, “Form and Formalism in American Architecture in the 1950s and ‘60s” (Harvard, N. Levine)

Meadows, B. Ted, “Monuments and Memory: Three American World War I Memorials in Context” (Kansas, C. Eldredge, D. Cateforis)

Mekinda, Jonathan, “Reconstruction and Revolution: The Re-Invention of Modernism in Milan, 1945–1955” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Menefee, Ellen, “Live the Dream: The Rhetoric of the Furnished Model Home in Late 20th and Early 21st Century America” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Michailidis, Melanie, “Landmarks of the Persian Renaissance: Monumental Funerary Architecture in Iran and Central Asia, 10–11th Centuries” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Milla Bernad, Martina, “Student Housing à la brysilliene?” (Emory, J. Rohrer)

Mims, Martina, “August Endell's Exploration of the Relationship of the Modern Observer and Form” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Myers, Tracy, “Modern Architecture for Education in the Post-War Era: Public School Buildings by the Architects Collaborative (TAC) and the Development of American Modernism, 1946–1995” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Nowicki, Susan, “Montclair, New Jersey: The Development of a Suburban Town and Its Architecture” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Olgren-Leblond, Kelli, “Reading Expressionist Architecture: The German Avant-Garde and ‘Paper Architecture,’ 1914–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

O'Rourke, Kathryn E., “Architecture and Nationalism in Revolutionary Mexico” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Osayimwese, Itohan, “The Broad and Narrow Path: Pietist, Colonial, Utopian Space in Germany and the Gold Coast” (Michigan, Ann Arbor, W. Glover)

Osman, Michael, “Regulation in the Architecture of American Modernism, 1890–1920” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Parnell, Traci, “Gilding the Black Box: Showmanship and Revivalism in 1920's American Movie Palace Architecture” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Passanti, Francesco, “Le Corbusier at the Salon d'Automne of 1922” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Phillips, Ruth Anne, “Pre-Columbian Appropriation: Ancient American Influence in U.S. Architecture, 1910–1940” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Pugh, Emily, “The Berlin Wall and the Urban Space and Experience of East and West Berlin, 1961–1989” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Sandler, Daniela, “Incarnate Politics: National Identity, History, and Architectural Heritage in Postwar Berlin” (Rochester, A. Nader)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, “Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches during the Reign of Louis XIII” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Shoup, Daniel, “Managing Many Pasts: The Present, Past, and Future of Greco-Roman Cities in Western Anatolia” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Skelton, Kimberley, “Planning Anew: The English Country House and Social Identity in the 1650s” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Stephenson, Anne, “Rebuilding Bungalows: The Historic Chicago, Bungalow Initiative” (Chicago, K. Taylor)

Stewart, Charles A., “Domes of Heaven: The Domed Basilicas of Cyprus” (Indiana, Bloomington, W. Kleinbauer)

Surdu, Robert C. A., “Wholesome Architecture and the Rise of the Tourist State in Early-Twentieth Century Canada” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Swan, Christopher, “An Alternative Modernism: The Pacific Northwest Architecture of John Yeon” (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Tapp, Erika, “Colonial Modernismo: The Architecture and Urbanism of Spanish Morocco” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Tarandjieva, Teodora, “The Church of St. John Aleitourgetos in Mesembria: A Study of Its Constantinopolitan Origins” (Indiana, Bloomington, W. Kleinbauer)

Urban, Florian, “The Invention of the Historic City—Building the Past in East Berlin 1970–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Van Den Hurk, Jeroen, “Early Dutch Neo-Gothic Architecture, 1772–1840” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Walker, Julia, “Capital Building: Anxiety and Authorship in Berlin's New Federal Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Watson, Elizabeth, “Debating Montevideo: The Views of Julio Vilamajó and Joaquin Torres García, 1930–1949” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Weiss, Kirsten, “Aesthetics of Banality: The Cultural Politics of Architectural Representation in Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Gerhard Richter” (MIT, C. Jones)

Wheeler, Katherine Jean, “The Perception of Renaissance Architectural History at the Rise of Modernism: Great Britain, 1880–1940” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Willis, Carol, “Futuricity: American Visionary Urbanism in the 1920s” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Wortham, B.D., “Mythologies of an Everyday American Landscape: Henry Ford at the Wayside Inn” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Yu, Shuishan, “To Achieve the Unachievable: Chang'an Avenue and the Modernization Process of Chinese Architecture” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)