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

Art of the Middle East/North Africa
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Berlekamp, Persis, “Wonder and Its Images in Medieval Islamic Culture: The Wonders of Creation from the Oxus to the Euphrates, 1280–1388” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Canepa, Matthew, “The Two Eyes of the Earth: Competition and Exchange in the Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Cichocki, Nina, “Tourists and Turkish Bathhouses: The Life Story of a Monument in a Global Age” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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

Fetvaci, Emine, “Viziers to Eunuchs: Transitions in Ottoman Manuscript Patronage, 1574–1617” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Gruber, Christiane, “Heavenly Journeys and the Imaginary: Illustrations of Muhammad's Mi'raj in Medieval Islamic Manuscripts (Fourteenth¬–Seventeenth Centuries)” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

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

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

Roberson, Jennifer, “The Mosque: Community and Identity in Twentieth-Century Morocco and Spain” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Schenk, Kara, “The Dura Synagogue Frescoes: Priestly Patronage and the Image of the Temple” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

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

Walker, Alicia, “Beyond the Classical: Islamic Elements in Middle Byzantine Secular Art” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Yurekli, Zeynep, “The Architecture of the Ottoman Halvetis in Anatolia and the Balkans: A Study on the Politics of Sufi Architecture in the Classical Age” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)