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, 2002

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Ahlfeldt, Jennifer, “On Reconstructing Maya Architecture: A Reconstruction and Reinterpretation of an 8th-Century Maya Temple at Copán, Honduras” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Angell, Marisa, “Learning from Urforms of Nature: Organic Functionalism in German Architecture and Photography, 1923–1941” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Badgett, Amanda, “Gothic Revival Churches in the Antebellum South” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Bassnett, Sarah, “Photography, Instrumental Discourse, and City Planning in Early Twentieth-Century Toronto and Montreal” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Bédard, Jean-François, “The Architect as Honnete Homme: The Domestic Architecture and Decoration of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672–1742)” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Bird, Randall, “The Majesty of Architecture in Madagascar: Transforming a Kingdom in the Central Highlands, 1820–1880” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Bradley, Robert, “The Architecture of Kuelap, Chachapoyas” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Brenningmeyer, Todd, “Post-Bronze Age Architecture at the Palace of Nestor at Pylos” (Minnesota, F. Cooper)

Callahan, Meghan, “The Politics of Architecture: Suor Domenica da Paradiso and Her Convent of La Crocetta in Post-Savonarolan Florence” (Rutgers, S. B. McHam)

Camerlenghi, Nicola, “The Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome: History, Topography, and Architecture” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Canejo, Cynthia, “Transforming Early Gothic Form: The Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny and Northern Burgundian Architecture” (UC Santa Barbara, C. Armi)

Canning, Jonathan, “The Stone-Cage Chantry Chapel and the Architecture of Perpetual Commemoration in Late-Medieval England” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Cohen, Meredith, “The Sainte-Chapelle and the Ideology of Royal Sovereignty” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Delancey, Mark, “Representing Rulership: Palace Architecture, Ritualized Movement, and Secrecy in Northern Cameroon” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Dillon, Jennifer, “Architecture and the Urban Imaginary: A Comparative Study of the Public Bath in Canada and Germany, 1880–1935” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Eimen, Alisa, “Architecture of Reform and Revolution in Twentieth-Century Tehran” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Erten, Erdem, “The Case for Englishness: The Architectural Review, 1946–1973” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Feng, Jiren, “Imperial Song Architecture: Treatises, Buildings, Literature, and Art” (Brown, M. Bickford)

Gittings, Elizabeth, “The Ideology and Aesthetics of Architecture in the Early-Christian Mosaics of the Rotunda in Thessaloniki” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Grossman, Heather, “Building Identity: Architecture as Evidence of Intercultural Interaction between Byzantines and Latins in Medieval Greece” (Pennsylvania, C. Striker)

Grossman, Max, “Architecture and Ideology in the Sienese Contado from the Age of Frederick II to the Fall of the Nine” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Grupico, Theresa, “Urban Planning and Temple Design at Selinus (Selinunte, Sicily): Temple E” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Guile, Carolyn, “Architecture and Theory in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1764–1807” (Princeton, T. Kaufmann)

Gutschow, Kai, “Architectural Criticism and the Crusade for a Modern German Culture: Adolf Behne and Walter Curt Behrendt” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Horiuchi, Lynn, “Dislocations and Relocations: The Built Environments of Japanese American Internment” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Joffee, Jennifer, “Art, Architecture, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Mewar” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Karmon, David, “Conservation without Guidelines: The Protection of Ancient Buildings in Early Modern Rome” (Harvard, J. Shearman)

Keshani, Hussein, “Architecture of Ritual: The Bara Imambara Complex of Lucknow, India” (University of Victoria, A. Welch)

Kim, Il, “The Cult of Light in Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance Architecture” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Klar, Laura, “Explaining the Architecture of the Roman Theater: Origins, Canonization, and Dissemination” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Koval, Lindsay, “The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Mantes-la-Jolie; or, ‘Comment Doit-On Rédiger la Monographie d'une Eglise?’” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Lange, Alexandra, “Tower Typewriter and Trademark: Architects, Designers, and the Corporate Utopia, from the Rouge River to Black Rock” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Langmead, Alison, “The Architectural Landscape of Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century South-Central France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Lovette Guichard, Celeste, “Travels and Traversals in Hellenistic Architecture” (Columbia, R. Brilliant, N. Kampen)

Lutz, Eric, “The Architect's Eye: R. M. Schindler and His Photography” (UC Santa Barbara, U. Keller)

Masarwa, Yumna, “Early Islamic Military Architecture: A Study of the Umayyad Ribats of Palestine Based on Archaeological Remains and Historical Sources” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

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

Mihaljevic, Marina, “Constantinopolitan Architecture of the Comnenian Era (1081–1180) and Its Impact on the Balkans” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Muzaffer, Ijlal, “An Uncooked Modernity: Modern Architecture and Aesthetics of Development” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Phillips, Ruth Anne, “Pre-Columbian Inspiration: Incorporating the Indigenous in United States Architecture, 1915–1930” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Pongracz, Patricia Colbert, “Monastic Architecture and Royal Patronage in Thirteenth-Century France: The Convent of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Prescher, Amy, “Saxon Convent Architecture: The Diocese of Halberstadt in the High Middle Ages” (Yale, W. Cahn)

Schwartz, Stephanie, “Building a ‘Sister Republic’: Urban Planning and Architecture in Cuba, 1925–1933” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Scibilia, Anthony, “Perspective before Perspective: The Spaces of Medieval Architecture” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Sornin, Alexis, “Architectural Culture in Early Modern India: Jaipur and the Mughal Building Workshops” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Stephenson, John, “A Social History of Late Roman Villas in Spain and Portugal” (Emory, E. Varner)

Takenaka-O'Brien, Akiko, “The Aesthetics of Mass Persuasion: War and Architectural Sites in Tokyo, 1868–1945” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Thomas, Robin, III, “Charles of Bourbon's Naples: Architecture and Politics” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Tronchin, Francesca, “The Use of Greek Visual Culture in Pompeian Houses” (Boston, F. Kleiner)

Van Liefferinge, Stefaan, “Gothic Church Architecture and the Quadrivium: Geometry and Arithmetic for Religious Building in Twelfth-Century Paris” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Varinlioglu, Gunder, “The Rural Landscape and Built Environment at the End of Antiquity: The Limestone Villages of Southeastern Isauria” (Pennsylvania, C. Striker)

Whittemore, Leila, “Theory, Practice, and the Architectural Imagination: Filarete's Treatise on Architecture and Early Sforza Urbanism, 1450–1464” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Zimmerman, Claire, “Photography, Architecture, and Commerce in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's German Work, 1925–1931” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Zugay, Brian C. R., “The ‘New Era’ in Church Building: Progressive Strategies for Ecclesiastical Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century America” (Brown, D. Neumann)