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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2002

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Ahrendt, Martha, “The Cultural Legacy and Patronal Stewardship of Margherita Paleologa (1510–1566), Duchess of Mantua and Marchesa of Montferrat” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Bakemeier, Emily, “The Portraits Historiés of Henri IV (1589–1610)” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

Barker, Sheila, “Art in a Time of Danger: Urban VIII's Rome and the Plague of 1629–1634” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Blondin Bowman, Jill, “Constructing History: The Visual Legacy of Pope Sixtus IV,” (UIUC, J. Wood)

Bloom, James, “How Antwerp Stole the Idea of Popular Culture; or, The Rise of the Painted Panel in Early Modern Netherlandish Art” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Bressler, Ross, “Between Ancient and All'Antica: The Imitation of Roman Coins in the Renaissance” (Boston, J. Cranston)

Brienen, Rebecca P., “Art and Natural History at a Colonial Court: Albert Eckhout and Georg Marcgraf in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Brazil” (Northwestern, L. Silver)

Budd, Denise, “Leonardo da Vinci through Milan: Studies on the Documentary Evidence” (Columbia, J. Beck)

Butler, Kim, “Full of Grace: Raphael's Madonnas and the Rhetoric of Devotion” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Byrd, Kimberly, “Pierre Gilles' Topography of Constantinople and Its Antiquities: A New Translation with Commentary” (Rutgers, A. St. Clair-Harvey)

Chase, Vanessa, “The Casa delle Zitelle: Gender and Architecture in Renaissance Venice” (Columbia, J. Connors)

De Vries, Joyce, “Power, Gender, and Representation in the Italian Renaissance Court: The Cultural Patronage of Caterina Sforza (1463–1509)” (UIUC, J. Wood)

Dreyer, Derick, “The Drawings of Peter Vischer the Younger and the Vischer Workshop of Renaissance Nuremberg” (Yale, C. Wood)

Ellis, Lloyd, “Raffaello Borghini's Il Riposo: A Critical Study and Annotated Translation” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Fleming, Alison C., “Emerging from the Shadow of Giotto: The Riminese School and Other Masters in the Trecento Marche” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Gerbino, Anthony, “François Blondel (1618–1686): Architecture, Erudition, and Early Modern Science” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Hall, Cynthia, “Devotional Practice in Fifteenth-Century Germany: The Use of Images in the Schatzbehalter” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Hansen, Morten, “The Art of Hubris: Pellegrino Tibaldi in the Papal States” (Johns Hopkins, E. Cropper)

Herman, Todd, “Out of the Shadow of Titian: Bonifacio de Pitati and Sixteenth Century Venetian Painting” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Howe, Kate, “Accommodating the Faithful: San Bernardino de Sena and the Franciscan Program in Sixteenth-Century Yucatán, Mexico” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

Kennedy, Jan, “Images of the Soldier in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Kilpatrick, David, “Paradoxes of the German Small Engraving in the Reformation” (Yale, C. Wood)

LaFrance, Robert, “Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, il Bachiacca (1494–1557): ‘Diligente Dipintore’ ” (IFA/NYU, K. Brandt)

Loughman, Thomas, “Spinello Aretino, Benedetto Alberti, and the Olivetans: Late Trecento Patronage at San Miniato al Monte, Florence” (Rutgers, S. B. McHam)

Mann, C. Griffith, “From Creation to the End of Time: The Nave Frescoes of San Gimignano's Collegiata and the Structure of Civic Devotion” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Merriam, Susan, “Icons after Iconoclasm: The Flemish Garland Picture, 1608–1700” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Oryshkevich, Irina, “A History of the Roman Catacombs from the Constantinian Era to the Renaissance” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Smith, Timothy Bryan, “Alberto Aringhieri and the Chapel of St. John the Baptist: Patronage, Politics, and the Cult of Relics in Renaissance Siena” (Florida State, J. Freiberg)

Tucker, Rebecca, “The Art of Living Nobly: The Patronage of Prince Frederik Hendrik (1584–1647) at the Palace of Honselaarsdijk during the Dutch Republic” (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Van Houtven, Andrea, “A Royal Gallery for Philip III: Humanism, State Craft and Art in Spain, 1598–1621” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Vick, Susan, “‘Pictura’ and the Concept of the Cognate Arts in Florence” (Rutgers, S. B. McHam)

Weed, Stanley E., “The Virgo inter Virgines: Art and the Devotion to Virgin Saints in the Low Countries and Germany, 1400–1530” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Widmann, Elizabeth, “Charles Lebrun and Louis XIV: Art, Ethics and the State” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Zaharia-Roth, Andrea, “La donna virtuosa: ‘Portraits’ of Women in Renaissance Bergamo” (USC, E. Howe)