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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Bailey, Bradley, “Duchamp and Games” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: The Making of Radical Couture, l925–l938” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Baum, Rachel, “Andy Warhol: The Crisis of Modernist Subjectivity in Abstraction” (Harvard, N. Bryson)

Bush, Diana, “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield, 1915–1938” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Butler, Karen K., “Jean Fautrier and the Representation of Resistance in Postwar France” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

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

Deeb, Elyse, “Studies in American Art: Women Sculpting in the 1960s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Dudley, Helen, “Fascist Regionalisms: The Cultural Politics of Strapaese in Interwar Italy” (Emory, C. Poling)

Dumett, Mari, “Corporate Imaginations: Fluxus Collaboration in the Age of Postwar Capitalism” (Boston, C. Jones)

Duran, Adrian, “The Widows of War: Painting and Politics in Venice, 1945–65” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Eggler-Gerozissis, Marianne, “‘A Decorator in the Best Sense’: Mies van der Rohe and the Articulation of the German Modernist Interior” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

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

Farrell, Jennifer, “Buren before Buren: The Early Works of Daniel Buren” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Feldman, Hannah, “Spatial Negotiations: Art, Historical Experience, and the Public in Postwar Paris” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Floyd, Kathryn M., “Documenta: A History and Analysis” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Fredrickson, Laurel, “Third Politics: The Liberatory Strategies and Artistic Behavior of Jean-Jacques Lebel and Kate Millett in the 1960s and Early 1970s” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Friedman, Julia P., “The Threshold Art of Alexei Remizov” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Fullalove, Benedict, “The Production of Authenticity: Wilderness, History and Travel in Landscape Representation of the Canadian Rockies (c. 1860–1940)” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Geiger, Melissa S., “A Socio-Historical Critique of Robert Rauschenberg's Electronic Works of the Sixties” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Gilderhus, Kirsten Eloise, “Karl Hubbuch: Drawings and Graphic Works, 1927–1930” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Gilman, Claire, “Arte Povera's Theatrical Impulse: Italian Art of the 1960s and 70s” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Grudin, Anthony, “Art and Commodification in 1960s New York” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

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

Haboeck, Almut, “Viennese Actionism: Theorizing a Movement” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Hage, Emily, “Circuits of Exchange: International Dada Art Journals, 1915–1921” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Haidu, Rachel, “Marcel Broodthaers; or, The Absence of Work” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Hamilton, Jaimey, “Strategies of Excess: Postwar Assemblage in Europe and the U.S.” (Boston, C. Jones)

Hamlin, Amy, “Between Allegory and Symbol: Max Beckmann and the Crisis of Expressionism” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Hess, Heather, “The Wiener Werkstatte and Its Critics” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Hinderliter, Beth, “The Space of Painting: Kurt Schwitters and El Lissitzky” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Hughes, Gordon, “Resisting Abstraction: Cubism, Robert Delaunay, and the Crisis of Representation in Early Twentieth-Century French Painting” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Ibarra, Alvaro, “Legions in Mourning: Reconstructing Communities in the Roman Provinces” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davis)

Ikegami, Hiroko, “Patterns of Spontaneity: American Art, 1954–1961 (Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Ray Johnson, Bruce Conner)” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Jarosi, Susan, “The Holographic Model and Visual Forms of Trauma in Postwar Art: Hermann Nitsch and Raphael Ortiz” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Kaizen, William, “The Immediate: Video Art, circa 1970” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg's Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Kantor, Jordan, “Jackson Pollock's Late Paintings” (Harvard, Y.-A. Bois)

Kreinik, Juliana, “New Objectivity in German Art: The Canvas, the Camera, and Modernity in the Weimar Era” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Leppanen, Analisa, “The Child Lost in the Garden of Time: Childhood and the Fourth Dimension in the Works of Joseph Cornell” (UC Irvine, D. Tashjian)

Lima, Benjamin, “Mediate Objects, Concrete Spaces: Wolf Vostell and Décollage, 1954–1976” (UC Irvine, D. Joselit)

Lourie, Ariane, “Modernism's Entrepreneurs: European Design Firms and the Market, 1930–1950” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Mansoor, Jaleh, “Marshall Plan Modernism: The Matrix of Fifties Abstraction” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Marshall, Jennifer, “The Stuff of Modern Life: Materiality and Thingness in American Interwar Aesthetics and Display” (UCLA, C. Whiting)

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

McCormick, Seth, “The Mobilized Sign: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

McManus, William, “When we made films just to make them: Warhol Unlimited” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Minturn, Kent, “Contre-Histoire: The Postwar Art and Writings of Jean Dubuffet” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Mitzen, Anne, “Gender, Modernism and Regionalism: The Promotion of Kunstlerinnen in the Rhineland, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Monahan, Anne, “Form and Content: Political Figuration in American Art of the 1960s” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Oliver, Lisa, “Lesbian Butch-Femme Identities and American Visual Culture of the 1940s and 1950s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Paluch-Mishur, Michelle, “The Mutable Perspectives of Flight: Futurist Aeropittura and the ‘Golden Age’ of Aviation” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Pasquariello, Lisa, “‘Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go’: The Work of Ed Ruscha, 1958–1970” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

Pederson, Amy, “Der Superman, Wie in der Welt Kam Er: Superheroes and Modernism in Mid-Century America” (UCLA, C. Whiting)

Pepper, Ian, “On the Difference between Serialism and Seriality in the Visual Arts after 1945” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Persinger, Cynthia, “Meyer Schapiro and the Politics of Style, 1929–53” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Reed, Catherine, “The Britishness of British Art: Landscape, Art, and Identity, 1951–1956” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Roberts, Sarah Rehm, “Englishness, Abstraction, and Surrealism: Modern Art in England, 1932–1936” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Robinson, Julia, “In the Event of George Brecht: Chance Encounters of the ReadyMade, Cage, Fluxus, and Pop” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Rodenbeck, Judith, “The Black Box of Experience: Happenings and the Mechanization of Affect, 1958–66” (Columbia, R. Krauss, B. Buchloh)

Rogan, Clare, “Freundinnen and Mannweiber: Constructing Female Homoeroticism and the Figure of the Lesbian in German Art and Visual Culture, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Saleeby-Mulligan, Deborah, “Painting the Irish Conflict: The Belfast Murals of Gerard Mochara Kelly” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Sandler, Daniela, “Incarnate Politics: The Reunification of Germany and the Reconstruction of Berlin” (Rochester, A. Nader)

Schoenthal, Rebecca Young, “North Beach to Haight Ashbury: Artists and Community in San Francisco, 1950–1965” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Schreyach, Michael, “Painting Pragmatically: Reflexivity in Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

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

Skrypzak, Joann, “Sporting Modernity: German Artists and the Athletic Body, 1918–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Speer, George, “Binding Frankenstein: Reclaiming the Self in the Visual Culture of the Machine Age” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Steck, Stewart, “Veiling the Subject: Ellsworth Kelly and the Discourses of Modernism” (Boston, C. Jones)

Sweet, Leah, “Puppets in Zurich Dada and Germany between the Wars” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Tezuka, Miwako, “Towards a Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde: The Experimental Workshop (1951–58) and the High Red Center (1963–64)” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

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

Van Hoesen, Brett M., “Institutions of Visual Culture and the Critique of Colonial Legacies: The Avant-Garde, Popular Press and Ethnographic Museums in Weimar Germany” (Iowa, C. Adcock, S. Foster)

Viereck Hunter, Christina, “Kurt Schwitters: German Romanticism and the Language of Abstraction” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Vilches, Flora, “The Art of Archaeology: Reflecting on the Archaeological Process through the Work of Robert Smithson, Mark Dion, and Fred Wilson” (Maryland, College Park, J. Withers)

Vincenti, Marissa, “Our Spiritual Strivings: Gurdjieffian Philosophy, Spiritualism, and Politics in the Art of Aaron Douglas” (Duke, R. Powell)

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

Werschkul, Hilda, “Modernism into Memory: The Drawings of Eva Hesse” (Columbia, D. Rosand, B. Buchloh)