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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Barnard, Bailey, “Embodying the Basileus: the Hellenistic Ruler's Body in Representation and Reality” (Columbia University, I Mylonopoulos)

Bartolome, Ramona Isabel, “Portraits of the Sun King: Examining the Creation, Reception, and Afterlife of Bernini's Portrait of Louis XIV” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Boles, Cecily, “Sculpted Female Funerary Portraits in Baroque Rome” (Emory University, S. McPhee)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Boyd, Rachel, “Experimentation and Specialization: The Glazed Terracotta Sculpture of the Della Robbia Workshop, ca. 1430-1550” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Cannizzo, Alicia, “Matter En Transir: The Transi Tomb and Theories of Matter in the Late Middle Ages” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Hahn)

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

Ekserdjian, Alexander, “(Im)mortal Bodies: The Sculptural Representation of Mortals and Gods in the Sanctuaries of Central Italy” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Evitts, Diane, “Private Female Portraits: Patronage and Identity on the Greek Islands in the Roman Imperial Period” (Temple University, J. Evans)

Fava-Piz, Clarisse, “Sculpting Beyond Borders: Local Identity and Transnational Mobility during the Age of Rodin” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Fiske, Courtney, “Rethinking Post-Minimalism: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Cut c. 1970” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Gambert-Jouan, Anabelle, “Sculpture Groups of the Descent from the Cross in Medieval Italy and Iberia” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gundlach, Cory K. “Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond” (University of Iowa, C. Roy)

Konova, Joana, “Living with Antiquity: Reuse of Ancient Sculpture in 16th-century Rome” (University of Chicago, R. Zorach)

Levine, Adam Harris, “Divine Gifts: Relics and Reliquaries at the Court of Charles V” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Levitan, Rebecca, “The Pasquino Group: Examining the Μῆτις, Mutability, and Metamorphosis of a Hellenistic Sculpture” (University of California, Berkeley; A. Stewart)

Lucca, Maria, “Renaissance Siena as a Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Mack, Stephen, “Donatello and the Unfinished: The Rough Style in Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Pollack, Rebecca, “Contextualizing British Holocaust Memorials and Museums: Form, Content and Politics” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Rottman, Zachary, “A Cinematic Atopia: Postminimalism and the Filmic Afterlife of the Soviet Avant-Garde 1966–1979” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Soley, Teresa, “The Politics of Death: A Social History of Renaissance Portuguese Tomb Sculpture.” (Columbia University, M. Cole and D. Freedberg)

Sunderlin, Anna Rogers, “Plaster and Medium and Muse in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia Commonwealth University, C. Roach)

van Oppen, Brian, “Radiant Bodies: Animating Etruscan Bronze Candelabra” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Vickery, Jo, “Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Wallace, Ian, “Compromised Values: Charlotte Posenenske, 1960-present” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)