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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Berger, Sara, “L’Horloge qui chante: Technics, Aesthetics, and Telling Time in Late Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Brandner, Christine, “Addressing Another Body in Jean-Etienne Liotard’s Portraiture” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

de Laforcade, Sonia, “Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s”
(Princeton, Irene Small)

DiTillio, Jessi, “After the Punchline: American Parody since 1970 as Generative Form” (University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967-75” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Guermazi, Iheb, “Sufi Reading of Art: From Ivan Agueli to Seyyed Hossein Nasr” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Law, Jessica, “Modernism Laid Bare: Mediation and Measurement, 1911-1972” (The University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Leveton, Jacob, “Blake's Radical Ecology” (Northwestern University, S. Eisenman)

Lockard, Jesse, “From the Ground Up: Yona Friedman and the Postwar Reimagining of Architecture.” (University of Chicago, K. Taylor)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Erasing the Avant-Gardes: Anti-Modernism in French Art History, Criticism, and Education, 1920-1977” (Duke University, M. Antliff)

Rifky, Sarah, “Cultural infrastructure: Art, Artists and Institutions in Egypt 1954-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Stemberger, Claudia Marion, “On Contingency in Twentieth-Center Art” (Duke University, M. Hansen)

Stobaugh, Nathan, “New Media, New Masses: VALIE EXPORT’s Arts of Communication” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Varner, Jessica, “Chemical Desires (1850-1929): Making the Architectural Materials of Modernity” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)