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

Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Cole, Ethan, “Pottery and Politics at San José de Moro, Peru, AD 450 to AD 950” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Earley, Caitlin, “At the Edge of the Maya World: Art, Politics, and Ritual in the Comitan Valley” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Finegold, Andrew, “Dramatic Renditions: Battle Murals and the Struggle for Elite Legitimacy in Epiclassic Mesoamerica” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

George, Jeremy, “The Cultural Poetics of Inka Architecture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, “The Cult of Our Lady of Remedios: Devotion, Aesthetics, and Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1520–1811” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Henderson, Lucia, “Their First Faces: Early Kings and Gods in the Art of Late Preclassic Kaminaljuyú, Guatemala” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Hoobler, Ellen, “The Limits of Memory: Alfonso Caso and Narratives of Tomb Assemblage from Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico, 500–800 and 1931–49 CE” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Lyall, Victoria, “Picturing Place: Terminal Classic Mural Painting in the Northern Maya Lowlands” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Machado, John Jr., “The Murals of Las Higueras, Vera Cruz, Mexico” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Matusik, Taryn, “The Image Breakers: Sculptural Mutilation among the Olmec and Maya” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

McGarry, Renee, “Exotic Contact: Flora and Fauna in Mexica Visual Culture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Pulido Rull, Ana, “Land Grant Painted Maps: Native Artists, Defense of Territory, and the Power of Visual Persuasion in Colonial New Spain” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas, Alejandra, “Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Siegler, Jennifer, “Interaction and Imitation: Chimú Art after the Coquest by the Inka Empire, 1460–1534” (Emory, R. Stone)

Steinbach, Penny, “Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics” (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Moche Mural Painting and Practice at Pañamarca; A Study of Image-Making in Ancient Peru” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Walker, Virginia, “Malinalco: Contextualizing Architecture and Landscape in the Aztec Periphery” (UT Austin, D. Stuart)