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, 2006

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Berkowitz, Ellie Patricia, "Innovation through Appropriation as an Alternative to Separatism: The Use of Commercial Imagery by Chicano Artists, 1960–90" (UT Austin, A. Malagamba)

Bills, Emily, "The Telephone Shapes Los Angeles: Communications and Built Space (1880–1950)" (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Blais, Catherine, "'Installing' the Museum: When Artists/Curators Re-Create the Museum and Its Discourses" (Boston, C. Jones)

Butler, Karen K., "Jean Fautrier's Resistance: Painting, Politics and the French Avant-Garde, 1930–55" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chancey, Jill, "Elaine de Kooning: Negotiating the Masculinity of Abstract Expressionism" (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Cozzolino, Robert, "Every Picture Should Be a Prayer: A Critical Study of Ivan Albright" (Madison, Wisconsin, B. Buenger)

Curzon, Lucy, "Replacing Modernism: Visual Culture and National Identity in Britain 1930–60" (Rochester, P. Duro, J. Saab)

Dawsey, Jill, "The Uses of Sidewalks: Women, Art, and Urban Space, 1966–1980" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Duran, Adrian, "Il Fronte Nuovo Delle Arti: Realism and Abstraction in Italian Painting at the Dawn of the Cold War, 1944–50" (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Edelman, Aliza, "Abstract Expressionism and Women Artists: A Gendered Reading of the 1950's" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Edwards, Katie Robinson, "Raising and Lowering Brows: Jackson Pollock in the Cultural Context of 1940s America" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Floyd, Kathryn M., "Between Change and Continuity: Documenta 1955–2005" (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Gieskes, Mette, "Games, Systems, and Structuralist Politics in European and American Art, 1960–1975" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gilman, Claire, "Arte Povera's Theater: Artiface and Anti-Modernism in Italian Art of the 1960s" (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Hudson, Suzanne, "Robert Ryman: Painting Pragmatism" (Princeton, H. Foster)

Jung, Eun Young, "The Legacies of Marcel Duchamp and Vladimir Tatlin in Dan Flavin's Fluorescent Light Installation in the 1960s," (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Kaizen, William, "The Immediate: Video Art and the Aesthetics of Liveness, from Andy Warhol to Postminimalism" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Lawrence, James Alexander, "Abdication in an Artistic Democracy: Meaning in the Work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, 1950–70 (and thereafter)" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Lee, Hyewon, "The Cult of Rodin: The Spread of Auguste Rodin's Reputation in Northeast Asia" (Missouri, Columbia, J. Klein)

Malagon, Maria Margarita, "Art as Indexical Presence in Times of Violence: The Work of Three Colombian Artists—Beatriz Gonzalez, Oscar Munoz, and Doris Salcedo—in the 1990s" (UT Austin, J. Barnitz, A. Reynolds)

Malone, Meredith, "Nouveau Réalisme: Performative Exhibition Strategies and the Everyday in Post-WWII France" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Marie, Annika, "The Most Radical Act: Working toward a Materialist Aesthetic in Theodor Adorno, Harold Rosenberg, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt" (UT Austin, R. Shiff, A. Reynolds)

Mathews, Heather Elizabeth, "Making Histories: The Exhibition of Postwar Art and the Interpretation of the Past in Divided Germany, 1950–59" (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Maxim, Juliana, "The New, the Old, the Modern: Architecture and Its Representation in Socialist Romania, 1955–70" (MIT, S. Anderson)

Moseman, Eleanor Frances, "Expressing Cubism: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's 'Berlin Style' and Its Affinities with the Painting of Bohumil Kubista" (Byrn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Norris, Toby, "Modern Artists' Pursuits of State Support in France between the Wars" (Northwestern, O. K. Werckmeister)

Peabody, Rebecca, "A Strategic Cut: Kara Walker's Art and Imagined Race in American Visual Culture" (Yale, R. Thompson, H. Carby)

Peariso, Craig, "Re/Citing: Radical Activism in Late-1960s America" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Katz, J. Rubin)

Riccio Henry, Bettina, "Lights, Camera, Art: John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and Hollywood Film" (CUNY, H. Senie)

Royal, Suzanne, "Graphic Art in Weimar Berlin: The Case of Jeanne Mammen" (USC, K. Lang)

Ruiz-Gómez, Natasha, "Morceaux d'Amphithéâtre: Science and the Sculpture of Auguste Rodin" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Sidley, Kelly, "Beyond Self-Portraiture: The Fabrication of Andy Warhol, 1960–68" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Smith, T’Ai, "Weaving Work at the Bauhaus: The Gender and Engendering of a Medium" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Snow, Rachel, "Incidental Tourists: Vernacular Photo-Travel Books, 1920–40" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Soccio, Lisa, "Nothing's Shocking: On the Persistence of Avant-Gardism in Alternative Music" (Rochester, D. Crimp, J. Wolff)

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

Swenson, Kirsten, "Eva Hesse: From Woman as Machine to Mechanical Reproduction" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Katz)

Tsuruya, Mayu, "War Campaign Record Painting: Japan's National Imagery of the 'Holy War' (1937–1945)" (Pittsburgh, T. Rimer)

Urban, Florian, "The Invention of the Historic City: Building the Past in East Berlin 1970–90" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vanarragon, Elizabeth J., "The Photo League: Views of Urban Experience in the 1930's and 1940's" (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Warwick, Acacia, "Prefabricated Desire: Surrealism, Mannequins, and the Fashioning of Modernity" (UCLA, Boime, A.)

Weinstein, Andrew, "After Adorno: The Essayistic Impulse in Holocaust-Related Art" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Weissman, Terri, "Documentary Photography and Communicative Action: The Realisms of Berenice Abbott" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Wentrack, Kathleen, "The Female Body in Conflict: U.S. and European Feminist Performance Art, 1963–79, Carolee Schneemann, Valie Export, and Ulrike Rosenbach" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Werschkul, Hilda, "Modernism into Memory: The Drawings of Eva Hesse" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Williams, Gregory H., "Laughter and Cultural Pessimism: The Joke in West German Art, 1974–89" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Wolfskill, Phoebe, "Constituting the Elusive City: Documentation and Fantasy in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Reginald Marsh" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

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