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, 2002

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Amor, Monica, “Defying Structures: Gego and the Crisis of Geometric Abstraction in the Americas” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Andre, Laura, “Lunar Nation: The Moon and American Visual Culture, 1957–1972” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Basilio, Miriam, “Reinventing Spain: Images of the Nation in Painting and Propaganda, 1936-1943” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Christensen, Jesper, “Svend Wiighansen (1922–1997): The Human Figure in Art after World War II” (Louisville, J. Kloner)

Conaty, Siobhan, “Italian Futurism: Gender, Culture, and Power” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Dapena, Gerard, “Framing Spain: Cinema, Painting, and National Identity under Franco, 1939–1950” (CUNY, R. Long)

Grady, Elizabeth M., “The Politicization of Public Opinion on Modern Art at the National Gallery in Berlin, 1918–1933” (Northwestern, O. K. Werckmeister)

Hausman, Tami, “Mobilization and Modernization in Vichy France: The National Renovation of Paris, 1939–1945” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Hornbeck, Elizabeth, “Visions of Modernity: The Architectural Landscape of the 1925 Exposition of Decorative Arts, Paris” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

Jolles, Adam, “Curating Surrealism: The French Avant-Garde in Exhibition, 1925–1938” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Kihara, Elizabeth, “Alfred Stevens (1823–1906),‘La Femme Seule’: Constructions of 1906 and Modernity in French Art of the Later Nineteenth Century” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Latimer, Tirza, “Looking Like a Lesbian: The Sexual Politics of Portraiture, Paris between the Wars” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Lewis, Rael, “Intoxication and Representation: A Visual Culture of Absinthe, 1859–1915” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Marchi, Riccardo, “‘Pure Painting’ in Berlin, 1912–1913: Boccioni, Kandinsky, and Delaunay at Der Sturm” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Rittelmann, Leesa, “Constructed Identities: The German Photobook from Weimar to the Third Reich” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Rose, Gabrielle, “Succeeding Rodin: Emile-Antoine Bourdelle and the Making of a New Sculptor for France, c. 1900–1931” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Rosenblatt-Farrell, Noah, “Twentieth-Century Photography” (Duke, R. Powell)

Rusnock, Andrea, “‘Life as It Is, Life as It Is Becoming’ : Socialist Realist Paintings of Collectivization, 1934–1941” (USC, J. Bowlt)

Schedler, Amanda Adams, “The Nation, the Nude, and Desire: An Account of William Etty and His Work in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast, S. Z. Levine)

Schoenfeld, Ann, “An Art of No Dogma! Philosophical Anarchism in Barnett Newman's Writings and Art” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Switzer, Terri, “Nationalism in Hungarian Art, c. 1860–1920” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

Warren, Sarah, “Performing the Primitive: Mikhail Larionov and the Paradoxes of Russian Futurism” (USC, N. Troy)

Whitmore, Janet, “Painting Collections and the Gilded Age Art Market: Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, 1870–1925” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Wingate, Jennifer, “Doughboys, Art Worlds, and Identities: Sculpted Memories of World War I in the United States” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

Witkovsky, Matthew S., “Avant-Garde and Center: Devětsil in Czech Culture, 1918–1938” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)